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The star
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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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68th Year, Number 45 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 48 Pages
August 31, 2006


Schools Center of Border Tensions


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Some Apalachicola students are entering
Port St. Joe schools the proper way, and oth-
ers are not, and both Gulf and Franklin County
administrators are concerned with the distinc-
tion.
Two weeks ago, Gulf County Superintendent
Tim Wilder announced that his staff was inves-
tigating eight Apalachicola students he believed
may have subverted school board policy to
enroll in Port St. Joe's three public schools.,
As of last Thursday, an undisclosed num-
ber of students had been cleared of suspicion,
bringing the number to less than eight.
LastFriday, Franklin CountySuperintendent
Jo Ann Gander announced that she had sub-
initted 12 names to the educational consulting
firm, Jerry Copeland Associates, for investiga-
tion.
All the names were those of former
Apalachicola High School students who were
conspicuously absent during the first week of
school.
Jerry Copeland Associates is also under
contract with the Gulf County School Board.
The dual investigations come after a mutu-
al pact, made four or five years ago, between
Gander and former Gulf County superintendent
Jerry Kelley, who pledged to not accept Franklin
County students without the expressed consent
of the Franklin County School Board.
Kelley said the "influx" at that time of
Franklin County students, most of whom wrote
false addresses on their school applications,
caused enrollment in Apalachicola's public
schools to decline dramatically.
When Wilder took office two years ago, he
reaffirmed Gulf County's commitment.
"When I first became superintendent, I gave
Jo Ann Gander my word that we would not
willingly let Franklin County students -into Gulf
County," said Wilder.
How They're Getting In
SThe Gulf County school system accepts
Franklin County students if they meet one of
the following requirements:
S if the Franklin County School Board'


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approves the transfer and the Gulf County
School Board agrees to accept the transfer;
*if the student's guardian has property in
Gulf County (on this requirement, the school


Gulf County Superintendent Tim Wilder


system emphasizes residency);
*if Franklin County parents sign a consent
form designating a Gulf County resident as per-
sonal representative:in all matters pertaining to
their children's education.
Additionally, Gulf County can ,opt to accept
McKay Scholarship recipients from Franklin
County who feel their needs are not being met
in their current school district.
Approximately, 37 Franklin County stu-
dents are currently enrolled ih Port St. Joe's
public schools, four apiece in Port St. Joe
Elementary and Middle Schools and 29 in Port
St. Joe High School.
Of ,that number, Wilder estimates that
approximately 15 students have been attending
Port St. Joe schools since they were elementary
age.'
Wilder said he launched an investigation
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this year after he received a number of pho
calls alleging that Apalachicola students w
enrolling in Port St. Joe schools under fa
Gulf County addresses.
Assistant Superintendent Bill C
sent word to school secretaries to I
any incoming Franklin County tr
scripts and enrollment application
which listed home telephone numb
... with a "653" prefix,
After identifying questionable s
dent applications, Carr mailed lett
to the students' parents and ask
them to submit proof of Gulf Cou
residency within 30 days.
If the parents decline Cai
request, their children will be imme
ately disenrolled.
Gulf County disenrolled th
Apalachicola students at the begin
of the 2005-06 school year after t
failed to prove residency.
Wilder said the school
district will -continue to
investigate all allegations.
"Every county has school
borders and everybody deals
with this in different ways,
but I have not heard of any
other county that's been
bending over backwards like we are
to catch the ones who are doing it
wrong," he said.
: A Controversial Policy
The parent consent form, which
allows Apalachicola parents to enroll
their students in Port St. Joe schools,
has sparked controversy among
Franklin County's school district
,leadership.
Accomplished through notaries,
the form gives a; designated Gulf
County representative custody, care
and control of a minor child arid the
power to act in all matters relating
to the child's enrollment and atten-
dance'.
The personal representative acts
on the parent's behalf in matters such


ne as disciplinary proceedings brought against the
ere child and medical and/or dental treatment ren-
Ise dered to the child by school health care person-
nel and Florida licensed physicians.
arr The representative has access to all stu-
lag dent records and is the school's sole contact for
an- all academic matters.
ins The adoption of the consent form was a
ers revision of an earlier policy, initiated by former
superintendent Kelley, which required court-
tu- ordered guardianship changes for Franklin
ers County parents seeking to enroll their children
:ed in Gulf County schools.
ity Kelley created the policy after a Bay County
student who was living with a Gulf County fam-
r's ily member caused a violent disturbance at a
di- Port St. Joe school.
"We were getting kids who were not good
ree for our system," said Kelley, noting that several
inhg students from neighboring counties entered the
hey Gulf County school system with a long history
(See TRANSFERS'on Page 6A)


Franklin County Superintendent Jo Ann Gander


Students Grill Candidates


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
If the six candidates wing for the District 6
State Representatives seat expected to get through
a ..student-led forum \without breaking a sweat,
they were stripped of that notion upon entering
Wewahitchka High School's gymnasium.
Inside. students from Matthew Bullard's
American History and government classes stood
poised with carefully researched questions on
weighty topics such as property taxes. enunent
domain and gay marriage.
The forum was entirely student-led, from the


two-man band and official timekeeper to emcee
NMeleah Lister.
Republicans William Fisher. Jimmy Patrons,
Cameron Skinner and Lee Sullivan, and Democrats
Ray GuUlory and Janice Lucas gave three-minute
opening statements and then fielded questions
that reflected the students' depth of concern about
their conmmunumtv's future.
Samantha Spivey saw her parent's property
taxes skyrocketing each year and asked the candi-
dates to provide some relief.
TVra Dupuie. who drives every day from


(See FORUM on Page 2A)


Despina Williams/The Star
Matthew Bullard's Wewahitchka High School classes hosted a forum last Wednesday for the six District
6 candidates.


County Road Bond




Set for Next 25 Years


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

It was a Pood news. bad news meeting
*when county commissioners met Monday
afternoon in a special meeting to discuss
the renewal of the county's road bond.
The good news: the commissioners
agreed unanimously on an overall plan
,for the money coming in from the new
2006 road bond.
The bad news: the life of the new
bond will be 25 years, carrying about $11
niillion in interest over that time frame on
a roughly $14.5 million dollar principal.
"I'll be almost 65 years old when we
pay this off," noted commissioner Bill
Williams. "That's pretty frightening."'
In a special session of the county
commission on June 22, commissioners
had voted to move ahead, along with the
city of Port St. Joe, with the issuing of an
$8.9 million road bond, over 25 years,
to cover paving projects throughout the
county.
The final figure for the new bond
was more than 50 percent more, for a
total of $14,380,000. Five to six million
dollars of the new bond will be used to
pay off the 1995 and 2001 bonds, leaving
approximately $9,771,000, which was
the amount under discussion at Monday's
meeting.
"We have to figure out where we're


going with this," 'said Carmen McLemore,
county commission chair, indicating that
some sort of equitable division of funds
needed to be settled at the meeting.
After notingg that the cities of Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will receive 22
percent 'and 10, percent, respectively, off
the top of the remaining bond amount
($9,771.000) as their portions, commis-
stoner Billy Traylor told the board that
they needed to determine needs, not a.
lump sum for each district.
At :that point, Williams presented a
plan that commissioners agreed to adopt
unanimously, with relatively little discus-
sion and no dissent.
When the bond money arrives, around
September 14, accordingto county attor-
ney Tim McFarland, the two previous
bonds: will be repaid. The remaining
$9,771,000 will be split as follows:
$500,000 ,will go to. each of four
commissioners, to handle the cur-
rent resurfacing needs for his district.
Commissioner Nathan Peters, whose dis-
trict encompasses a large section of Port
St. Joe, will receive $250,000, since the
city will already receive approximately
$2,150,000 as its share from the bond.
The remaining $6 million, or so will
be. place ed in a revolving fund, from which
the commissioners' lists of projects will

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growth in Northwest Florida.
The candidates hit their
platforms' high points within a
tight two-minute time frame.
On the subject of business
growth, Fisher said he would
encourage the growth of new
technologies, offering the pro-
duction of the alternative fuel,
Biodiesel, as an example.
Guillory also favored
expanding the manufacturing
base, but noted that expand-
ing transportation corridors
in Northwest Florida would be
an essential component.
The candidates occasion-
ally sprinkled their responses
with deeply personal, real-
world examples.
Panama City Beach Mayor
Sullivan, who stowed his trade-
mark cowboy hat under his
seat, referenced his daughter
Shannon's drug problems to
illustrate that "the drug issue
knows no race, no age, no
social status."
Sullivan supported tough-
er sentences for drug deal-
ers, but not addicts, whom he
believed should be treated for
their addictions.
"Putting people in jail
because they're a drug addict
is the most stupid thing to do,"
he said.
The candidates differed
in their solutions to complex
problems.
Patronis supported faith-
based initiatives to curb the
rise of drug addictions while
Lucas stressed the social
problems such as poverty
and joblessness that give rise
to crime.
"We've got to have a society
where people can take care of
themselves and we don't have
that in District 6," she said.
On other issues, such as
increased penalties for sexu-
al offenders, the candidates
expressed solidarity.
"We need to stop those
animals from getting out of,
jail in the first place," said
Skinner, a sentiment echoed
by Patronis and Sullivan.
Skinner, Patronis and
Sullivan also pledged to uphold
traditional male-female mar-
riages, and Fisher, Guillory
and Lucas said they would not
support casino gambling as a


means of increasing funds for
education.
A topic close to the stu-
dents' hearts was the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT).
Fisher, Guillory and Lucas
were asked what measures
they would take to "change the
current test and restore it to
its diagnostic purpose."
While Lucas and Guillory
criticized the punitive nature
of the FCAT, Fisher offered a
recommendation.
"Roll it up in a tube, send
it back to Tallahassee and tell
them to stick it where the sun
don't shine," he said.
The forum concluded with
two-minute closing statements
from-each candidate.
The candidates took dif-
ferent tacks to get their points
across Patronis hurled candy
bars and yelped, "Go Gators,"
Guillory took the opportunity
to get in a swipe "Don't let
these people confuse you by
throwing candy bars. Look at
the issues" and Lucas opted
for a pop-culture reference.


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After the forum, Lee Sullivan fields questions from Bullard's
students.


After joining audience
members in the chorus of.
rapper Young Joc's song, "It's
Going Down," Lucas ended the
forum with some pre-primary


fighting words
"The six of us up here
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down."


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Republican candidates Lee Sullivan, Cameron Skinner and William Fisher avoid eye contact before
taking their seats behind the podium.


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Mexico Beach residents assail their property taxes


By Ryan Burr
Florida Freedom
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Bay County Property
-Appraiser Rick Barnett con-
vened a special, informal meet-
ing Friday with a contingent of
-Mexico Beach property own-
-ers irate about their property
'assessments and tax bills.
e Al Cathey, acting Mexico
"Beach mayor and organizer
of the trip, said residents'
hope was that talking to
-Barnett's staff would result
in immediate changes to
-their property values, which
They feel are exorbitantly
"high.
"We wanted collective
-relief from the Property
.Appraiser's Office, but
-.we'll have to do it individu-
ally," Cathey said after the
hour-long discussion inside
the Bay County Emergency
Operations Center along
,Mulberry Avenue.
"I still feel very frustrated
about the appraisals," he said.
"We're still scratching our
.heads."
Of the 15 taxing authori-
ties that levy a millage in Bay
County, Mexico Beach saw the
'largest spike in taxable value,
-up 129 percent from 2005.
Resident Gary Gibbs said
-that his homeowner's insur-
ance and property taxes cost


Restaurant Owner
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Wewahitchka restaurant has
been arrested on charges that
she stole more than $14,000
in sales tax she collected from
customers but failed to send
in -to the state, the Florida
Department of Revenue
announced.
Mary Diaz, 60, of
-Wewahitchka, turned her-
-self in to the Assistant State
Attorney's Office in Port St.
-Joe on August 23 on felony
.-charges relating to failure to
>.ffle tax returns and pay ta.x.
,'If convicted. she laces Iup to
5 years in prison and tip to
'$5.000 in tines. as well as pos-
- sible repayment of stolen tax.
interest. penalty and investiga-
tive costs. Diaz operated Phil's
,Grill. at 1412 Highway 71.
We\\alutchka. Florida. which
closed in January 2005.
According to Revenue
- Department investigators.


him $226 a day.
"I've stayed at Ritz-
Carltons that didn't cost that
much," he told Barnett.
Leta Turner said an over-
valued mobile home is causing
her family pains. She rents the
home from a family member,
she said, and she has argued


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County: 5.66
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since last year that it is not
assessed properly.
Questioning the process of
appraisals, she asked Barnett,
"Who looked at mine? You
couldn't even build a home on
the lot because it's so small."
Barnett told Turner that
his staff physically inspects
the property each year, but she
was still in disbelief.
At a workshop on
Thursday, the County
Commission voted to request a


special meeting with the head
of the Florida Department of
Revenue and Gov. Jeb Bush to
obtain permission to re-evalu-
ate property. Commissioners
said a 20-percent reduction in
assessed values would deliver
the greatest across-the-board
savings. A millage rollback
from the county, they said,
would, mean minimal tax
relief, especially if the other
taxing authorities do not sig-
nificantly lower their mill-
ages.
Commissioner George
Gainer has made two
motions to lower the millage
rate at recent meetings, while
Commissioner Jerry Girvin
made one motion to lower it
by 1 mnill. Gainer supported
the 1-mill reduction, but no
other commissioners did,
and similar millage rollback
motions have failed to obtain
a majority approval.
.Barnett said Friday
he would try to bring the
Department of Revenue offi-
cials to Panama City, and his
intent is to see a cap put
on tax increases for property
without a homestead exemp-,
tion. Homes with the exemp-
tion receive a $25,000 reduc-
tion from the taxable value
of their primary home, plus
a 3-percent yearly cap on tax
increases.


Arrested in $14,000 Tax Theft Case


Diaz routinely collected tax
from customers at her busi-
ness. However, during vari-
ous periods between August
2002 and January 2005, Diaz
failed to send in to the state
all of the sales tax that she
had collected. Investigators
found that Diaz had illegally,
kept $14,711.59 in tax money.
Under state law, sales tax is
the property of the state at
the moment of collection.
Department of Revenue staff
repeatedly visitedd and called
Diaz in an attempt to help
her come into compliance with
state tax law. but she failed to
meet her legal obligations.
"To be fair. tax law must
apply uniformly to all bLusi-
nesses." said Jim Zingale.
executive director of the
Revenue Department. 'Tax
cheats steal money that the
public pays to support vital
public services. such as law


enforcement and education.
They also steal a competitive
advantage over honest busi-
nesspeople who pay their
taxes. The Department of
Revenue cannot and will not
allow this to occur."
If you have information
about tax theft, please call
the Florida Department of
Revenue investigations office
in Panama City at 850-747-
5614.

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Beach access, across the street
Cl.:.- I:. restaurants, .
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GULF VIEW, Cape San Bias 1ST TIER, Cape San Bias
2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths 3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths
*Apx. 1,216 Square Feet H/C Apx. 1,000 Square Feet H/C
Barrier Dimes Gated Community Unobstructed gulf views
Community Pools, Tennis Courts, & Bch. Turn key condition
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End Unit, Fireplace, Like-New Condition Lucrative rental history
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BAY FRONT, Cape San Bias
3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths
Apx. 3,455 Square Feet H/C
130 Feet on the Bay/ 2 Acres
Elevator, 2 Fireplaces, Storm Shutters
Dock on the Bay
Waterfront Sunroom & Screened Porch
Fully furnished and accessorized
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BAY VIEW, Port St. Joe
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Apx. '2,600 Square Feet H/C
Sits on 2 Bay View Lots
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Bay Front
Cape San Bias, 1201 Cape San Bias Rd, 3.25
acres, MLS#.108802, $1,500,000

Bay View
Eastpoint. Lot 11 Pine Ave, 1 acre,
MNLSa210863, $175,000


MLS#111756, $375,000
Scenic Hwy C30, 4819 County Hwy 30E, 61
acres, MLS#201954, $369,000
Scenic Hwy C30, 4815County Hwy 30E, .81
acres, MLS#201955, $399,000

Gulf Views


acres, MLS# 110915, $495,000 '
Cape San Bias, 106 Bay to Beach Dr, .29 acres,
MLS#108883, $505,000
Cape San Bias, 5 Tobago Dr, .22 acres,
MLS#111149, $599,000

Gulf Access


MLS#200438, $435,000
Cape San Bias, 125 Bluewater Dr, .46 acres,
MLS#200436, $450,000
Cape San Bias, 113 Mariner Ln, .25 acres,
MLS#111247, $495,000

Gulf Front


MLS#210822, $995,000
Cape San Bias, 566 Cape San Bias Rd, 1.3
acres, MLS# 110768, $1,175,000

WindMark Beach
Lot #72 103 Signal Ln, .51 acres, MLS#
201950, $649,000
Lot #93 211 Signal Ln, .45 acres, MLS#


Cape San Bias, 367 Blue Heron Dr, .5 acres, Indian Pass, 154 Painted Pony Rd, .33 acres, Scenic Hwy C30, 221 Waters Edge Dr, .32 acres, Indian Pass, 694 Indian Pass Rd, .60 acres, 108649, $699,000
MLS#201895, $325,000 MLS#107390, $475,000 MLS#109330, $155,000 MLS#110153, $759,000 Lot #71 302 Windmark Way, .67 acres,
Cape San Bias, Cape San Bias Rd, .50 acres, Scenic Hwy C30, 163 Treasure Shore Dr, .33 Cape San Bias, 109 Mariner Ln, .23 acres, Cape San Bias, 104 Seascape Dr, .65 acres, MLS#201952, $845,000


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Last week's discussion by county commis-
sioners concerning property appraisals in the
county could be characterized in two ways.
One view which we preface with a dis-
claimer that the property appraiser's face
and words are six inches below this sentence
- would have the debate as another in a string
of attempts to deflect responsibility for spend-
ing and high taxes by commissioners. ,
The other would be that it demonstrated a
colossal particularly for elected government,
officials lack of knowledge about the annual
process of assessing the value of lands in Gulf
County.
Start with basics and ,for those who
desire, consult Florida statutes.
Property appraisal is entirely a market-
driven process, with each county's appraiser
using sales of property in like areas, of like
properties, as the guide for assessing the value
of individual parcels.
Appraisers are not, as was contended last
week, their own man or woman.
The Department of Revenue not only
sends its own auditors into each of Florida's
67 counties to analyze the market, the DOR
follows up those initial fact-finding missions
with subsequent oversight of the county prop-
erty appraiser's work.,
The DOR establishes the target figure it
believes the county should come in at as far
as total property value and if a' property
appraiser does not come within a percentage
point or two of that figure, the appraiser is
told, "Try Again."
There is little if any flexibility for any indi-
vidual property appraiser. There is no room
for favors or nods to friends. There is cer-
tainly less flexibility in assessments compared
to that enjoyed by commissioners in setting
millage rates.
In short, the real culprit for out-of-control
assessments: the speculators and investors
who had, until the second half of 2005, driven
land values and some people's worth on paper
through the roof.
As for tax bills, look only to those setting
the taxing rates, for they have been the true
beneficiaries of the market and assessments.
Another salient point which was ignored
by commissioners is that the. 2006 TRIM
notices and tax rolls reflect the 2005 market.
The property appraiser must begin craft-


Gone .

It was so hot the cows wouldn't' come oiut of
the pond to eat. Sweat trickled down your back
when you were standing in the shade-doing
nothing! Only the most adventurous of birds
would-brave the heavy, oppressive heatto wing it
up to the electric lines stretched along the, road.
Katydids had long stopped "katydiding".
Then'it would.rain for two hours.
After which, the heat came back -with a
vengeance!, You' could see the simmering waves
breaking across the little rise up by Paul David
Campbell's house and, engulfing everything in
their path as they rolled down the lane toward
our place.,
Breathing took some effort. The hens just quit
laying altogether. Tempers became short. Giant
mosquitoes rose up, from the road side. ditches like'
Creatures from the Black Lagoon. And we won-
dered if them little green Martians hadn't finally
invaded and taken over',our air space.
"Dog Days." Daddy said it to nobody in par-
ticular as he peered 'down the dusty road as if
someone was going to drive up with some relief. I
instinctively looked through the cracks in the front
porch to search out ole Duke and Hatchie Bottom
Sassy. Those crazy dogs had lately taken to spend-
ing morning, noon and most of the night up under
that porch. And they alternated between moaning
and howling. But I didn't think it was fair to blame
the heat and the rain and the mriosquitoes and the
lack of fresh eggs on Duke and Sassy......
I was trying to recollect back in my little ten
year old mind, "Didn't we go through something
about like this last August?" I
I asked Ledn about it at supper. He was five
years older. And pretty smart for a country boy.
"It's a Russian plot."
I studied on that for a brief moment. "Leon,
you're nuts!"
"No, I'm not. Khrushchev has got some kind
of secret weather ,machine. They have pointed it
toward the southern United States and cranked it
up on high to test our will. They know the heat will
bum our crops, quit the hens from laying, dry up
the water supply and shorten the tempers of every
man, woman and child in its path."
"What about the flies?" David Mark was pour-


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ing the property rolls on Jan. 1, based on the
market of the previous 12 months.
There is no question that the market has
substantially changed since 2005, the first
half of which saw real estate sales rolling
upward on the same bullet train of the previ-
ous few years.
Yes, the market softened in the last half
of the year, and as state officials, school dis-
trict financial planners and
the property appraiser could
attest, this caused consider- For commi
able debate and hand-wring-
ing between the state and to point tlh
county concerning the accu-
racy of property rolls. elsewhere
For example, in calcu-
lating local school funding, spendthril
the state, using DOR projec-
tions, was more than $800 eVer-grOW
million over the reality on the ever gro
ground, S 'iiinge
But those who believe the i disingel
TRIM notices received the past
week or so should properly reflect current as
in today's values are shouting at the rain. It's
'not how it works in Florida and that isn't a
decision of the local property appraiser.
In simple terms, property assessments
will not fully catch up with the softening of the
real estate market until Jan. 1, 2007, just. as
it didn't catch ,up with the rapid rise in land
prices a few years back until the beginning of
the following year.
That may not be palatable to property-
owners struggling with tax bills this year, but
the blame sits in Tallahassee not, the Gulf
County Courthouse.
The most egregious aspect of this recent
discussion, however, was the statement that
somehow rising or falling property assess-
ments had much if any bearing on tax bills.
Consider it as we did in elementary school
math.'
The property assessment is the base value
on which the calculations are made. However,
the key to the final number is the multiplier
used in the equation.
And while it is true that commissioners
have reduced the multiplier, the village rate,
that number has translated into bigger and
bigger sums of tax money for six years, with
this year being just a! continuation of pushing


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Kesley Colbert
Contributing Writer

ing ketchup on his mashed
up brown beans and combread. "Do you reckon
Khrushchev is breeding them along the Black Sea
and shipping them over here in cargo planes?"
The flies were worse than usual. I think they
just naturally went with Dog Days. We sprayed the
.horses'. The cows escaped them by hiding in, the
pond. The pigs didn't seem to even notice'em. That
just left the' dogs. And ,the humans. .I can hear
Mother to this day, "Ya'll boys keep that screen
door shut. You're letting in all the flies!"
And Leon's "Russian Plot" theory wasn't all,
that far fetched in 1957. You could sit on the front
porch down at Woodrow Kennon's Mercantile, Dry-
Goods and Grocery Store on any given Saturday
afternoon and it wouldn't take two shakes of a jack
rabbit's tail to get around to blaming the Russians
for something.
I took in every word back in those .days. If
the price of FRM Chicken Scratch went up it was
because the Russians'were using more than their
share. If Mr. McCaleb's new Ford was late coming
in, it was a communist plot., The stockmarket
dropped if the Russians threatened to move into
West Germany. That Sputnik thing they had shot
up into the air was interfering with, our radio
reception. And because we had to keep so many
tanks and planes ready at all times in case the
fight started, gasoline had done gone up to twenty-
three cents a gallon.
Cold war and D6g Daysl Those were two very
hot (no pun intended) topics in the late summers
of Dwight David Eisenhower's second term. You


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the envelope on spending and tax bills.
Taxes are going up not because the prop-
erty appraiser assessed such and such a
property at a particular value, but because
commissioners are not fiscally responsible
with the public's money, reaping the benefits
of the market without providing justification
for spending the windfalls.
For commissioners to point the finger
elsewhere for their spend-
thrift ways and ever-growing
ssioners budget is disingenuous.
The county's budget is a
e finger product of an operation by
fiefdom, in which commis-
for their sioners are making decisions
on vans, personnel, dirt
t ways and and an assortment of other
items based on what is
ing budget good for their district, not
the county as a whole.
It is a product of a work-
NUOUS* force of some 140 people
which has steadily expanded
over the past six years, while services, many
would argue, have contracted.
And that workforce just keeps growing.
The hiring freeze "implemented" a few weeks
ago as one step to rein in spending has already
fallen by the wayside as the county advertises
for several jobs.
That the county spends more in salaries
and benefits for courthouse maintenance than
for EMS, that the Road Department's budget
and salaries leaves the Sheriff's Office's in
the dust, are just two examples of misguided
priorities.
As with most things governmental, there
are likely aspects of the state's property
appraisal system which should be dragged
into the light and parsed for better under-
standing.
A public discussion of property assess-
ment might serve a valuable purpose in this
county, for no other reason than education,
which even elected officials apparently lack on
the subject.
But that discussion can only be fruit-
ful when it is based on the facts, not anec-
'dotal evidence and populist rhetoric aimed at
deflecting responsibility.


Dogs!

can blame it on my youth, but I'd get a little bewil-
dered at times over that grown-up talk. How could
you fight if it got too cold? And I was pretty sure
the heat, rain and flies weren't all the dogs fault!
I did know it was hot. And miserable. And
I stayed mad. It would get so bad that Dad only
made us work half a day. And he even let us pick
out which twelve hours we, wanted to work.
We'd never heard of air conditioning. Ceiling
fans were. helpful but stirring hot air was, after
all, stirring hot air. And me and David would wear
ourselves out fighting over who got "the best spot"
under the fan. I'd dream of an ice cold Coca-Cola.
But they were on the luxury list-which was a far
cry from the necessity list! Most folks today don't
remember when you had two lists....
It got so hot one August we called off a base-
ball game after only twenty-three innings.
We'd dip in the pond with the cows. But
they'd get so stirred up you couldn't do that long.
We'd take cold baths at night but that would just
make you sweat more when you got out. We tried
sleeping in the barn but the flies, mosquitoes and
chickens would run you out of there. I'd spend
the night with Ricky Hale but it wasn't any cooler
over on Forrest Avenue. One August Leon came up
with a brilliant idea. He wanted us to swap him
for some boy about his age that lived in Alberta,
Canada. I think Daddy was all for it but Mom
nixed the deal.
I got so worried about Duke and Sassy one
extra hot day that I crawled up under the porch to
see how they were fairing. They quit howling and
eyed me with suspicion. I was rubbing Duke's ear
when I realized the shade was pretty cool up under
the porch. And there was a right smart, natural
breeze whipping around the corner of the house.
And the ground was a mite cool if you didn't lay in
one spot too long.
These hounds knew more about Dog Days
than we'd been giving them credit for! Now,. if I
can just get Mom to pass my brown beans and
cornbread under here to me, I might be on to
something......
Respectfully,
Kes


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I swear, why all the cursing?
Is everyone getting more and more angry
with the world? Judging by the popularity
of HBO's "Deadwood" and "Lucky Louie," I
would have to conclude that that's right.
How could such offerings otherwise
be so well received? On those few occasions
when I have watched these shows, mostly at
friends' homes, the volume of swearing -- in
particular the uttering of every variety of the
F word -- has been immense. Sentence after
sentence produced by the writers for theif
characters on "Deadwood," for instance, con-
tained the term, so much so that when my
friends were watching with subtitles, so as
to comprehend the dialog better, these didn't
even manage to reproduce all the uses of the
F word. I assume it was too much even for
them!
I looked at the "Lucky Louie" pilot and
it had great promise. An exchange between
a little girl and her father was hilarious. Yet
the next scene featured two adult males who
simply wouldn't stop cursing. Not just once
or twice during an exchange, but each time
one opened his mouth.
What is it with these folks? I am cer-
tainly no prude and curse now and then
freely, with no inhibitions. But that's now and
then when I feel upset or angry or disgusted,
not always! And that is my experience with
nearly everyone I.know well, where talk flows
freely, no holds are barred.
Do. I not realize that these HBO pro-
grams are fiction? Of course, I know. But I
dispute that the aim of fiction is 'to present
humanity in a disgusting light. For clearly all
these people -- and they are nearly all of them
on "Deadwood" and "Lucky Louie" except for
small kids -- are a pathetic lot, what with
their relentless profanity, their unstoppable
cursing. At least they seem very angry with
their lives, with nearly everything surround-
ing them. Why else would they be made to
produce all this foul language?
I don't normally lament the state of our
culture. In my estimation there has always
been a mixture of good and bad in most cul-
tures -- the arts, manners, fashion and such
usually mixed it up so that no era is exempt
from its share of the ugly and nasty, nor
the beautiful and swell. Yes, there are vacil-
lations, and in some years the muck is in
greater supply than in others. Thus, all that
grunge stuff of the '80s (or whatever decade
it was) pretty much-consigned those years to
the pits for me, along with the "music" of the
likes of Nirvana.
But if one digs hard enough one will
unearth plenty of disgusting stuff in any era,
and it is only because of the therapeutic prop-
erties of nostalgia that most people overlook
this fact. (Those good old days look so much
better in retrospect than they actually were,
mainly because we manage to forget about
all the worries we had about our future back
then, worries that injected a goodly dose of
misery in what now looks so good!)
So,, please don't get me wrong: I am not
arguing the case for how awful things are
today as opposed to what they were back
then! No. (I suspect certain old people incline
to think that way because they project their
own impending doom on to the rest of the
world!) My only point is that these -shows are
peculiar, as far as I can tell -- and I have been
a cilltural detective, for a long time, so I have
some qualifications for saying hlis -- for con-
taining an inordinate amount of swearing.
Somehow by this means they also manage to
preclude anyone who is genuinely likable in
their cast of characters, at least if what I have
seen is representative of what they usually
offer up to viewers.
Quite coincidentally, just as I checked
out these shows, I was also resuming my
reading of Tom Wolfe's "I am Charlotte
Simmons," and on page 35 Wolfe produces
some insightful observations on the use
of the F word, mostly, however, by college
'undergraduates. (It is worth, checking out'
what he says if only for the variety of modali-
ties in which the term can be deployed.) But
in Wolfe's fiction "f**k" is a term mostly used
by the immature who wish to fake some mea-
sure of maturity yet only have this pathetic
. device whereby to do so, namely cursing. In
"Deadwood" and "Lucky Louie," however,
everyone but infants indulges. I am clueless,
I admit, why the writers and HBO think all
this is so precious.

Tibor Machan holds the R.C. Holoiles
Professorship in business ethics and free
enterprise at Chapman University in Orange,
Calif., and is co-author of "Libertarianism,
For and Against"'(Rowman & Littlefield). He
advises Freedom Communications, parent
company of this newspaper. E-mail him at
TMachan@link.freedom.com


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Enough is enough!
Dear Editor:
It is high time that the
property owners in Gulf
County put a stop to the sys-
tematic pilfering being con-
ducted by the taxing authori-
ties. The policy of reassess-
ing unsold real estate based
on artificial values driven
by speculative investors is
a bunch of baloney. If Joe
Bubba bought a small vaca-
tion cottage at the beach twen-
ty years ago for FIFTEEN-
THOUSAND-DOLLARS, then
his assessment should be for
the amount he purchased
the property for. If and when
Joe Bubba sells his cottage
to a shrewd big city inves-
tor, then the county revenue
Nazis can sweep in and pick
the carcass clean. With all
of the real estate sales dur-
ing, the past five years there
was a windfall of new money
for our county to spend. But
that apparently isn't enough
to satisfy the tax and spend
vultures running the revenue
game. They won't be happy
until the taxpayers have been
relieved of every dime that
can be squeezed from their
pockets. All hope is not lost.
We, the voters must demand
that legislation is passed at
the local and state level that
will require all real estate be
assessed at the. most recent
sale price for the specific
property, not the sales price
of a different parcel. Speak
long, loud and hard. Enough
is enough!

Kevin Welch,
St. Joe Beach


Letters



to the Editor


MEXICO BEACH
CITIZENS FOR TAX
RELIEF

Dear Editor:
Greed is a common
human weakness. It is our
opinion that human defect is
exemplified in today's world
by several current problems
faced by the citizens and
taxpayers of our area. These
would include the astound-
ing greed demonstrated by
the oil industry, the greed we
face from the drug industry
for our medicines, the greed
fed by the political clout of
the insurance industries,
and -sadly, the greed cur-
rently being exhibited by our
county commissioners.
Due to the astounding
increases in property assess-
ments, combined with income
from outrageous impact,fees
and permitting fees, our local
governments are realizing a
"windfall profit" that if taken
as a percentage, rivals the
profits, of the oil companies.
This inflow -of extra funds to
the bureaucracy is coming at
the expense of.area property
owners.
Our commissioners have
the option of reducing the
.outlandish taxation rate we
are suffering by reducing the
millage rate, to. a level that
would create a reasonable
rate of cost increase for our
citizens. But, alas, most of
our commissioners feel more
allegiance to the bureaucracy
than they feel toward our cit-
izens. They are refusing to
lower the taxation rate and
are instead devising ways to


spend (and waste) our hard
earned money.
They are significantly
increasing the cost of govern-
ment by adding staff, ben-
efits, and salary increases to
the bureaucracy. They are
.also designing new projects
and programs into which
they can shovel the money
we are paying in taxes.
The only recourse that
we have is at the ballot box.
We must ban together and
vote new people into office
that are pledged to. protect
the interest of the taxpayers,
to reduce the size and.cost of
government, and to protect
our property and personal
rights. Other counties are
,forming conservative voter
organizations for this pur-
pose. They will only pretend
to listen when we speak indi-
vidually, but they will not be
able to ignore our demands
if we represent a significant
number of votes.
It may be too late for relief
this year. But if we organize
now we can be effective in the
years to come. If we don't do
something, our area and its
property owners will suffer
from decreased abundarn e
due to the extreme cost of
living here due to the cost of
local government.
We need to ACT NOW!
Sincerely,
Mexico Beach and Bay
Co Citizens for Reduced 'Ta-x
Relief
Email address: BayCo"n.
CitizensForTaxRelief.com


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Dear Editor:
As Tropical Storm
Ernesto bears down on
Florida, it is important to
remember to make arrange-
ments to protect ygur ani-
mal friends. One of the most
valuable lessons learned
from Hurricane Katrina is
to evacuate if at all pos-
sible and to never leave ani-
mals behind. There is no
way of knowing what may
happen to your home and if
or when you will be able to
return. Companion animals
left behind may drown, die of
dehydration or heat exhaus-
tion, or escape and become
lost.
Fortunately, many hotels
waive animal restrictions
during disasters. If you can't
afford to stay at a hotel, call
your local humane society
or animal shelter to ask if
any arrangements are being
made for evacuating animals.
Pack a tent so that you can
camp out as a last resort.
Also pack a leash. or carrier,
bottled water, bowls, tie-out
kit, dry food, kitty litter, and
a litter pan.
If you can't get to your
home, arrange for a neighbor
or friend to take your ani-
mals. If you have any elderly,
disabled, or disadvantaged
neighbors, offer to help them
evacuate with their animals-.
these people, who are among
the most vulnerable, are
also often the most likely to
refuse to evacuate because of
their animals.
If you are forced to leave
animals behind. never leave
them tied up or confined to
a cage or to a single room.
Allow\v them access to tipper
floors ard fill bathtubs and
sinks \\ith water. Leave sev-
eral weeks' supply of dry
food scattered around the
house and make sure that
annals are wearing ID tags.
For more information
on safeguarding your animal


The Boyd Report


Revamp ing ur Farm Bill


By Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-FL)
At the start of the new
.-year, the rewrite of the farm
bill will be a top priority
:for Congress and ill set
our' national agriculture'
:;policy into the next decade.
Currently, agriculture
"listening sessions" are being
held across the country by
members of Congress in
preparation for the drafting
of the 2007 Farm Bill These
meetings allow for feedback
"from farm families and farm
groups on ways to improve
our nation's farm policy and
ensure that our farmers
have the tools and resources
they need. On Wednesday.
I hosted a similar "listenine
session" in Florida, along with
Congressmen Mario Diaz-
Balart, Mark Foley. arid Adam
Putnam. Representatives
from Florida's major crops
and specialty crops also were
..in attendance so that we
could discuss our agriculture
priorities and needs as we
. prepare to write the 2007


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Farm Bill ..
As a:. fifth generation
farmer and one of the
handful of active farmers in
Congress, I know- firsthand
the challenges facing farmers
in North Florida, 'and I
believe it is important for
me to corrimunicate 'to my
colleagues 'in Congress the
real impact that changes to
the farm bill, can have. oon
our agricultural producers,
our .food supply, and our
comrimunities. The Fa.rm
Security and Rural Investment
Act of 2002, commonly known
as the 2002 Farm Bill, made
major improvements to' the
agricultural industry. In the
2002 Farm Bill. Congress
made a commitment to
improve the 'farm safety
net and bring predictability
to the federal government's
farm support programs in a
fiscally responsible way. This
'bill has been a tremendous
success, providing assistance
to farmers and greatly
enhancing. conservation
* programs, rural development'


aid, and nutrition assistance
to low icomre. children and
families.
Unfortunately, our
country's economic
*environment is not the same
as it was in 2001 when the
20,02, Farm Bill was debated
and we enjoyed a projec-ted
multi-billion dollar, multi-
year budget surplus. Due
to fiscal irresponsibility and
deficit spending on behalf
'of Congress and the current
Administration, those
surpluses have turned into
record" budget deficits, In
addition, last year, Congress
iwas forced to cut farm bill
spending ,by $2 7. billion
over the next five years.
effectively using the. farm
bill as a piggy bank to pay
for our government's fiscal
mismanagement.
As a result of our current
budget situation. man\
important farm programs
could be at stake as we face
the possibility of a "smaller
pie" when it pomes 'to the
2007 Farm. Bill. However,


Question

Should the city of Port St. Joe rescind an ordi-
nance prohibiting the Sunday sale of alcohol?


53%

No.'
42%

Don't Care. 5%.


shortchanging the next
farm bill would be terribly
unwise and detrimental to
our nation's producers. I
have been vocal about my
strong belief that our nation
must get its fiscal house
in order, but cutting farm
bill payments in the name
of fiscal responsibility is an
ineffective way to reduce our
deficit and jeopardizes our
ability to compete in a global
market.
Despite these budget
challenges, the expiration of
the 2002 Farm Bill next year
presents huge promise and
potential for the agricultural
mdustryN. With the rewrTite of
the farm bill, we have the
opportunity to develop more
effecutve disaster assistance,
better access to agricultural
credit. and more programs
to encourage agricultural
research, development, and
conservation.
Since the enactment
of the 2002 Farm Bill,
Florida's farmers, as well
as the entire North Florida
community, have benefited
greatly from the provisions
of this important legislation.
which helped our farmers
compete with the more
heavily subsidized farmers
m other parts of the world.
I anm committed to working
in Congress to expand on
the 2002 Farm Bill so that
our farmers can continue
to provide our country, and
the world. with the highest
quality, safest, and most
affordable food supply


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of behavior problems.
The School Board
changed its policy during
Wilder's administration after
a parent who was sentenced
to prison could not afford the
legal fees required to desig-
nate her Gulf County aunt as
her child's guardian.
"The board felt that it was
a hardship to require in all
cases that there be a court-
ordered guardian, so they
developed a form so the legal
parent could designate some-
one else," explained board
'attorney Charles Costin, who
drafted the consent form.
Though initially conceived
as a means of addressing
financial hardship, the con-
sent form has become a con-
venient means of bypassing
the Franklin County school
board, which has,' according
to Gander, granted less than
six Gulf County transfers in
the last five years. ,
This year, nine
Apalachicola parents signed
the consent form to enroll
their children in Port St. Joe
schools.
Kelley recently criticized
the consent form as not hav-
ing "any teeth."
"The way we did it, you've
got to be serious to do it," said
Kelley. "What happens when
you relax it, people abuse it,
as usual."
Gander, who said she only
learned about the consent
form this year, questioned
whether the form meets statu-
tory requirements for student
residency.
"That might be a way for
Gulf County to accept them,
but that would not necessarily


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be a statutory reason for us to
release them. In our view that
is questionable," she said.
Gander has asked
Jerry Copeland Associates
to look into the matter, and
also to explore the possibil-
ity of reclaiming Full-time
Equivalent (FTE) money for
Apalachicola students enrolled
in Port St. Joe Schools, the
suggestion of board member
Jimmy Gander.
The state currently
awards districts FTE money
in the amount of $3,981.61
per student.
"We're not out to cause
a hardship for anyone, but
we're just trying to protect our
system, and we'd rather have
the students than the FTE,"
said the superintendent.
Parents Weigh In
Willie McNair and Julie
Sizemore are two of the nine
Apalachicola parents who
signed a consent form to
enroll their children in Port
St. Joe High School.
McNair designated his
sister, as his personal repre-
sentative, and Sizemore, her
first cousin.
Both said they did so to
provide their children with a
better education than that cur-
rently offered at Apalachicola
High School.
"I think most of the par-
ents transfer the kids to get
a better education," said
McNair, whose son Jordan, is
now a junior at Port St. Joe
High.. "It's really about educa-
tion. It's not to do any other
schools any harm."
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and meeting the high school's
faculty.
"I could see that the
teachers and principal really
do care about a kid. I just had
that first impression," said
McNair.
He offered sharp criticism
of Apalachicola High School,
which he does not believe
adequately prepares students
for college.
Citing instances in which
high school seniors discov-
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courses they needed to get
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wanted to ensure Jordan was
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"In 12t, grade, it's too late.
I didn't want that to happen to
my son," he said.
McNair criticized the
school's faculty, saying, "Most
of the teachers have been out
there 30 or 40 years. It's time
for a change."
He rated the Franklin
County school system as a
whole to be "below average."
Sizemore, whose son
Tyler is now a Port St. Joe
High School junior, shared
many of McNair's concern.
She said a lack of dis-


cipline at Apalachicola High
School prompted her decision
to transfer Tyler this year.
"Nobody cares anymore.
I feel like the students are
running the school," she said,
adding that Port St. Joe High
School students are better
behaved, and the school's
administration, decidedly
more strict.
"They don't play," she
said. "It's a whole other atmo-
sphere."
Sizemore criticized the
school district's decision to
share one principal between
its three schools.
Chapman Elementary and
Apalachicola Middle Schools
are housed in the same facil-
ity, with Apalachicola High
School located a few blocks
away.
Gander said she hired
Nick O'Grady as principal of
the three schools last year
because enrollment did not
justify full-time principals for
each school.
Sizemore did not accept
Gander's reasoning.
"You have to have a full-
time principal, especially at a
high school," she said.
Patty Martina enrolled


her son, Tyler, in Port St. Joe
High School two years ago,
when he was a sophomore.
Martina said she did not
think Tyler, who was the vale-
dictorian of his elementary
school class, was sufficiently
challenged his freshman year
at Apalachicola High, and
expressed dissatisfaction with
the education her oldest son,
Jody, attained at the school.
"I didn't want Tyler to
throw his high school years
away," she said.
Martina believes the
high property values in
Apalachicola make it difficult
to recruit and' retain quality
teachers. '
She regrets that-the dis-
trict's low enrollment num-
bers have limited elective
offerings at Apalachicola High
School.
In Port St. Joe, Tyler cur-
rently enjoys guitar and weld-
ing classes, which were not
offered at his former school.
Martina believes the qual-
ity of education is better at
Port St. Joe High S%: hool than
at Apalachicola High because
teacher expectations are
greater.
"I personally feel like


Port St. Joe demands more
respect and therefore they get
more respect," she said.
Martina called the
Franklin County School
System's efforts to get back
FTE money for Apalachicola
students "ridiculous."'
"Gulf County is providing
the education; Gulf County
should be able to keep the
money," she said.
Gander, Hinton Praise
Franklin County School
System
Gander said none of the
parents who transferred their
children this year came to her
first with specific problems.
"I'm sorry that these par-
ents do not have the confi-
dence in our school system
and that's something that we
work on daily in every school
- to improve our product, our
image, our delivery, the whole
gambit," she said.
With -the majority of the
students transferring from
Apalachicola High School,
Gander defended the school,
saying it, has performed
admirably, given its.declining
enrollment.
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She termed the complaint
that Apalachicola High School
does not adequately prepare
students for post-secondary
education "not legitimate,"
referencing the school's dual
enrollment and Virtual School
offerings, as well as its college-
oriented core curriculum.
Gander attributed the
school's limited number of
electives to a declining stu-
dent population.
"We would love to offer
more electives. But you have
to have gas in your car wheth-
er you have an air conditioner
or not, and we have to have
our core curriculum first."
She also regrets that
Apalachicola High School did
not have enough student-ath-
letes to justify a football pro-
gram this year.
Gander believes the
Apalachicola schools' declin-
ing enrollment, has less to
do with cross-county trans-
fers than with rising property
taxes and the lack of newcom-
ers with school-age children.
She does not think Port
St. Joe Elementary, Middle
and High Schools offer stu-
dents a better education,
despite the fact that they
have generally outperformed
Apalachicola schools under
the state's A+ Plan.
Student transfers from
Franklin to Gulf counties
increased just as school
grades became widely publi-
cized. .
Gander said she believes
the A+ Plan has "served
as a disservice"' to a lot of
Florida schools. She does not
believe school grades pro-
vide a comprehensive view of
Apalachicola schools' merit.
Like Gander, Franklin
County School Board member
David Hinton disagrees with
parents who argue that Gulf
County offers a better educa-
tion than Franklin County.
"They don't know what
they're talking about," said
Hinton. "The schools are not


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better, but the perception is
that they are."
A longtime Carrabelle
educator who has lived in
the county since 1979, Hinton
believes the Franklin County
community has fostered an
erroneous perception of its
schools.
"From the beginning I
found that people had a lot of
negative things to say about
the community in general,"
said Hinton.
"When people have a neg-
ative attitude, it reflects on the
student's attitude in school.
It's important that the nega-
tive attitude be improved."
As for trying to win back
students currently enrolled in
Port St. Joe schools, Gander
said she has no immediate
plans.
"I don't know of anything
more we can do to bring
these students back. If there's
something we're not doing
that we can do, we're certainly
open to that possibility," said
Gander.
"It's a numbers game
you do what you can, but
there reaches a point when
you do not have the numbers
to'support your efforts."
Gander's focus is now with
the students who remain.
"We're committed to the
students who are still here
and to ensuring that they
receive an outstanding educa-
tion," she said.
Principals Assess the
Situation
O'Grady and Apalachicola
Bay Charter School principal
Don Hungerford have their
own theories on why students
are transferring to Port St.
Joe.
Both cite high principal
turn-over at Apalachicola
High School as 'a deciding
factor.
Hungerford identified
six transfers from his school
since 2004, and attributed
the trend to parents' disillu-
sionment with Apalachicola


School Grades

2005- 2004- 2003- 2002-
9.006 9.005 9004 2003
Apalachicola Bay Charter School B A D C

Chapman Elementary School C D C B

Apalachicola High School D D D C

Port St. Elementary School C C C A

Port St. Joe Middle School A B B A

Port St. Joe High School C D B C


*During the 2005-2006 school year, the newly-created Apalachicola Middle School was graded with
Chapman Elementary. The schools' combined grade was a "C."
nainlsuvy nitbti'


High School.
"We've lost a lot of good
kids to Gulf County because
parents don't see a future in
the high school," he said.
According to Hungerford,
ABC School parents are
transferring their children in
the lower grades so they can
make friends and get familiar
with teachers and coaches.
"I have parents that say,
'If we're going to have to move
anyway, we should do it now,'"
said Hungerford.
He attributes the par-
ents' dissatisfaction with
Apalachicola High School to
its absence of a "good record
of principals."
Apalachicola High School
has had four principals in 10
years Beverly Kelley, Denise
Butler, Frank Stephens and
O'Grady.
O'Grady agreed with
much of Hungerford's assess-
ment, saying that transitions,,
particularly in small commu-
nities, produce anxiety and
uncertainty.
He noted that the
high principal turnover at
Apalachicola High School has
affected teacher morale and
made it impossible for the
school to achieve a sense of
stability.
"It takes three to five years
to build a school system up. If


you're not giving somebody
three to five years to do it
and you keep changing, what
usually happens is complete
failure," said O'Grady.
Hungerford and O'Grady
also believe the uncertainty
surrounding the new consoli-
,dated school has caused some
parents to send their children
out of the county.
Originally slated to open
at the start of the 2007-8
school year, the K-12 school
will now open in two phases.
The high school portion is
slated to open January 2008,
with the rest of the facility
opening in September 2008.
"There's a lot of disen-
chantment with how long it's
going to take to get the consol-
idated school off the ground,"
said Hungerford. "There are
a lot of questions and people
are saying, 'Heck with it, we'll
go (to Port St. Joe).'"
O'Grady believes it will
take time for parents to get
comfortable with the idea of
consolidation.
"Not only in small com-
munities, but big communi-
ties, too, the first thing they
do, people transfer,"' he said.
S O'Grady- estimates that
the county will lose 20 per-
cent of its students as a result
of consolidation, and thinks
the recent transfers are an


early indication of things to
come.
"I think this is part of it
right here. I haven't read any


national surveys on it, but it's
just a feeling," he said.
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Franklin County superintendent Jo Ann Gander believes most of the Apalachicola students currently enrolled in Port St. Joe schools will return to Franklin County when the new consolidated school opens ,
in 2008.


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Consolidation Hopes
O'Grady is not a consoli-
dated school nay-sayer. He
believes that the new school
will provide increased aca-
demic and athletic oppor-
tunities and unite a divided
county.


"If it's done right, it's
going to be the best thing that
ever happened to Franklin
County," he said.
Gander and Hinton share
O'Grady's opinion, argu-
ing that the new school will,
eradicate the majority of the


district's enrollment-related
problems.
Gander, noted that par-
ents who have personality
conflicts with teachers will be
able to transfer their children
to other course sections, an
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limited faculties.
The superintendent also
expressed confidence that the
new, $26 million school will
eliminate the problem of out-
of-county transfers.
"I really feel like it's going
to be a drawing card and I feel
like some of the students we
lost, we are going to get the
large majority of them back,"
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Asked if she was putting
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Gander will have trou-
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11 She said the consoli-
dated school will do little to
eradicate the problems she
believes exist in the Franklin
County school system.
"I don't know what its
going to take to change this
school system, I" don't think
changing locations and chang-


ing buildings is going to solve
the problem," said Martina.
Even while he remains
optimistic, O'Grady noted'
that much work remains to
be done before the consoli-,
dated school opens its doors. ;
He would like students1
from the county's schools to,
get acquainted at activities in
neutral locations and student
delegations to identify, tradi-.
tions they would like to carry
over to the new school.
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Franklin County, O'Grady also '
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done by the school system's '
leadership in changing the'I
community's perceptions.
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in turning the community's
attitude around towards our
schools," said O'Grady. "While
the consolidated school will?
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A new approach to learn-
ing has pushed Port St. Joe
High School into the top 50
high schools for improvement
on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test.
A recent letter from Gov.
Jeb Bush provided notifica-
tion that the school had shown
such a point improvement on
the FCAT during the 2005-06
school year that it was among
Florida's best in terms of
ahead on the learning curve.
The high school, graded
a "D" school the year before,
scored enough points to earn
a "B" but fell to a "C" based on
the performance of students in
the lowest quartile.
However, because fewer
than 50 percent of those stu-
dents demonstrated sufficient
advancement though Port
St. Joe High School jumped
from 35 to 45 percent in that
important benchmark the
high school had to settle for
the "C."
"We probably missed a 'B'



County -

be prioritized and voted on,
using the money over the 25
ypar life of the bond, to com-,
plete the countywide projects.
McFarland cautioned the
board that they'had just under
one year to decide, identify
and name for the state which
county projects would be
funded with the money.
At two points in the dis-
cussion Traylor told the board
they needed to remove "all
the past political maneuvers
out of this equation and it's
got to be for thd good of the
county," and to remember that
with the proposed 2006-07
budget, they must "be care-
ful with the Road and Public
Works Departments because
they no longer have any excess
rf[money]."
According to Gulf County
planner David Richardson,
these two departments will
supply much of the in-kind
work and preparation for the
road projects, thereby saving

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Other conference high-
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keynote address by nationally
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writer and commentator Gina
SSmith on the future of IT; ah
Executive keynote address by
Harvard public-management
professor and author Steven
Kelman on "Organizational
Renewal in Government";
a special preview of the
"Webmaster Certification Lite"
program offered at FSU; an
Exhibitor Hall featuring more
than 60 vendors displaying
state-of-the-art technology
products and services; and
a series of "Project Aspire"
sessions hosted by technol-
ogy-solutions and consult-
ing firm BearingPoint to dis-
cuss the Florida Department
of Financial Services' effort


to implement an Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) sys-
tem to support all of state
government.


by three or four kids," said
principal Duane McFarland.
"That's our focus this year, to
move that lowest quartile.
"The big thing was we had
kids who made learning gains
and that was what our focus
was. We are focused on what a
year's growth, or more than a
year's growth, was."
As opposed, McFarland
noted, from concentrating on
the five. levels of FCAT achieve-
ment. By focusing on what is
a year's growth for individual
students, the goals are more
realistic, the payoffs more tan-
gible.
By improving one letter
grade, for instance, the high
school will be eligible to receive
more than $38,000 in school
improvement funds from the
state, to be spent however the
faculty and School Advisory
Council deems appropriate.
The money equals $100
for each student enrolled last'
year.
The school raised its FCAT
point total from 356 to 390,
a 34-point improvement that


the county large amounts of
money.
McLemore closed the
meeting by saying, "We're on
the right track. We'll look at
the needed projects and vote
on them. Maybe we can get
them all."
Williams then mentioned


McFarland said was a product
of a different approach and
faculty teamwork.
In the summer of 2005,
school officials and faculty
began attending workshops
in Tallahassee and Wakulla
concerning the "Continuous
Improvement Model" of
instruction advocated by
the Florida Department of
Education.
"It is a business model,"
McFarland explained. "We are
into change right now. We have
embraced it and we want to be
the best school in the state."
In short strokes, the effort
involved interviewing each and
every one of the nearly 400
students at the high school
early in the school year. That
process, particular for stu-
dents in the lowest quartile
in reading and math on the
FCAT, is currently taking place
for the 2006-07 school year.
From those interviews,
weaknesses in English and
math were identified and les-
sons focused on those areas
matched with each student,


that the board would talk
about early payoff of the new
bond with the bonding agent.
Other business discussed
in the special meeting includ-
ed:
An updated Equal
Employment Opportunity Plan
(EEOP) for the county was


depending on their needs.
For each week, students
had a benchmark to attain.
The school also established
remediation periods in which
students could return to basics
to provide the foundation for
achieving benchmarks.
At the end of each week,
teachers would assess prog-
ress and benchmarks those
students who reached their
targets moved ahead with
their instruction, those who
fell short would spend addi-
tional time in remediation to
bolster nagging weaknesses.
In his letter to McFarland,
Bush noted the difficulty of
achieving learning gains and
recognized the hard work
involved.
"You and your staff have
done a remarkable job helping
your students improve their
core academic skills," Bush
wrote. "Increasing student
achievement yearly is quite an
accomplishment and some-
thing Florida's administrators,
teachers, students and parents
can be proud of.


"I applaud you and your
staff of excellent educators for
your outstanding work."
This year, McFarland
was able to hire two certified
reading teachers to take up
the torch from a core group
of teachers who last year
assumed the roles of provid-
ing intensive reading instruc-
tion, including' Fred Flowers,
Luwanna Patterson and oth-
ers.
"The teachers who taught
reading last year are that
much better teachers now,"
McFarland said. "We are really
trying to do some things differ-
ent. Last year (and improved
scores) showed that."
As part of the continu-
ous improvement model, the
school has shaken things up
further this year.
Four teams one for each
grade level have developed
lessons across several disci-
plines with a central theme
providing a focal point.
For example, freshmen
are centering lessons around
NASCAR, folding math, sci-


presented to the board, since been reviewed and approved
the previous plan was "severe- by the county's labor lawyer,
ly outdated," according to Gulf the commissioners passed a
County Human Resources unanimous motion to adopt
Director Denise Manuel. A the new plan.
new plan was needed to allow County administrator
county departments to apply Don Butler requested the board
for grants, she said. send a letter to the Florida
Since the new plan had Department of Enivironmental


ence and reading lessons
around the popular stock-car
racing circuit.
Seniors are focusing on
a theme of cultural diver-
sity, sophomores on conflict
stretching all the way back to
Greek mythology.
"We are taking disciplines
and making them relevant
across core subjects and dis-
ciplines," McFarland said.
The result has been a fac-
ulty and student body more
motivated to achieve, to raise
the bar and establish the high
school as a beacon for the
county.
The key, McFarland added,
has been the work of his staff.
"The key is selling this con-
tinuous improvement model
to the faculty," McFarland
said. "Our teachers have real-
ly worked hard and together.
There was real teamwork."
Not to mention a top 50
ranking waiting on the other
end.



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reimbursement for $1.6 mil-
lion in funds spent by the
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City Comes in Under Millage Rollback Rate


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In a move that may placate
some, the city of Port St. Joe
set its 2006-07 millage rate at
3.99, below the rollback rate of
4.1578.
A mill equals $1 for every
$1,000 in taxable property.
The county's proposed
millage rate for 2006-07 is
4.7709, set at the August 10
budget meeting. Last year's
operating rate was 5.0952.
Mexico Beach's current
millage rate, and the rate
proposed for the 2006-07
budget is 4.35.
"I've got to give all our
department heads credit,"
said Port St. Joe city
administrator N. Lee Vincent.
"They came in pretty close
to budget. With the city
commissioners, it got down to
line item by line item. They
were asking which things they
could delay for one year."
Vincent said the proposed
budget did include some
new manpower, but said city


commissioners and department
heads asked in each instance
"if they really needed to ramp
up for expansion right now in
light of the real estate market
flattening out," he explained
"I think the city
commissioners did a good job,"
he continued. "They tried to
take into account the taxes our
citizens have been feeling, and
decided to keep it as close as
they could."
Even with the lower millage
rate, Vincent was adamant that
numerous major city projects
would still continue.
He said the city would
continue its sidewalk projects,
repairing the older concrete
sidewalks throughout the city,
like the ones on Long Avenue,
he said.
The city also plans to
upgrade its Public Works
Department equipment, some
of which, he laughed, was
"extremely old."
City storm drains and
ditches were another project
the city plans to work on in the
upcoming fiscal year, -according


to Vincent.
He said the city had
purchased a mini-excavator
just for this purpose, in order
to restore many of the ditches
to their original depth, because
"over time they have silted in
badly."
Additional projects on tap
for the city include continued
work on the comprehensive
plan and land development
regulations, working with the St.
Joe Company on the proposed
waterfront boardwalk, and
the continued Palm Boulevard
catch basin project, which
Vincent called "a well-thought
out plan."
"We wanted to see how
much better we could make it
by spending a little more money
to affect a much greater area,"
said Vincent, referring to the
catch basin project in which
drainage along Palm Boulevard
and a large surrounding area
is improved, rerouted and
expanded.
"By looking at it this way
we will free up additional
capacity in the Cape sewer line
that is underway, which will
potentially affect about one-


fourth of the city, all to the
better."
Another way the city of
Port St. Joe is saving money,
according to Vincent, is by
purchasing good, used large-
ticket items from an outlet that
handles a lot of slightly-used
surplus military equipment. It
is a source that Vincent used
in his previous job as city
administrator for the towns of
Waldo and Stark, Florida, near
Gainesville.
"When I was the city
manager for Waldo and Stark, I
was at this facility constantly,"
said Vincent. "I was like a kid in
a candy store."
He gave as an example of
the savings available from the
facility the recent purchase of a
street sweeper by Port St. Joe.
According to Vincent, the
city had allotted $130,000 'in
the budget for a sweeper, and
he found one at the facility that
was military surplus, "barelyS
used, and we got it for $5,000,"
he said. "We put it on the
street for a total of $15,000
it needed some slight repairs
and we got to delete $130,000
from the budget."


'The city can avail itself of
this more often because things
like this are available all the
time," Vincent said. "We are
continually in touch with this
facility."
In an Aug. 22 budget
workshop, according to
Vincent, the city was $111,000
over its proposed budget. "We
discussed things and hit it,"
he said. "Everybody did a good
job of balancing needs and
the necessity of paring them
down."
There was recently an
internal realignment in Public
Works, according to Vincent,
with the city commissioners'
approval. He feels it will more
clearly define positions and will
allow better tracking of work
orders within the department
"to better understand where
costs are, so we can be more
finite in our spending."
"This increases our level of
accountability. We are becoming
more efficient and will increase
accountability in reporting back
to the commissioners in what's
going on."
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Green Light for Red Bull Islan


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
After months of massag-
ing numbers and plans, the
City of Wewahitchka finally
has the go-ahead to proceed
with extending sewer lines to
the Red Bull and Red Bull
Island areas.
During a pre-construction
meeting last week, officials
from the city and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's,
office' of Rural Development
issued a notice to .proceed for
contractor L & R Contracting
of Panama City.
Construction will begin on
Sept. 15>
"That will give them more
time to gather the materials
they will need," said, city man-.


ager Don Minchew.
Once construction begins,
under the terms of the con-
tract L&R will have 210 days
to complete the project, des-
ignating April, 13 as the target
date for completion.
The $2.3 million project
is being funded by a grant/
loan package through Rural
Development. The city received
a grant of roughly $1.1 million
and borrowed $1.2 million at
a low interest rate through
Rural Development.
The project ihas been a
critical effort for city officials
for well over a year. Red Bull
and Red Bull Island are high-
growth areas for the city and
also ones of environmental
once rn-. abutting the river.
By bringing sewer to the
areas and eliminating septic,
the city aims to accommodate
growth while also protecting


some of the most environmen-
tally sensitive and pristine
areas.,
'"That is a big. one,"
Minchew said of the project
and the green light.'
Meanwhile, the project, to
extend water lines throughout
the city also received a recent
boost.
The Florida Department
of Community Affairs has
authorized the city to negoti-
ate a lower price and in
doing so alter the scope for
the project with low-bidder IC
Contractors.
Altering the scope will not
change any of the new water
lines the city. plans to install,
only the proposed changes to
the water .plant city officials
hoped to accomplish dur ig
the project.
When bids for ,the con-
struction phase of the water


d Project
project were opened earlier
this year, the low bid was
roughly $1 million above -tie
$800,000 target cost for con-
struction.
"The improvements -we
had wanted to make we are
not going to be able to make,
Minchew said. .
Minchew said he expects
to begin negotiations with IC.
Contracting officials In the
next few weeks. ,
Minchew expressed opti;
mism that a contract could
be worked out within 'the new.
'parameters of the project. .,-
During Monday's regular
bi-monthly meeting of the City
Commission, commissioners
authorized Minchew to nego-
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receive a 4.3 percent cost-of-
living increase, said Vincent.
"We had to take into
account the cost of medical
insurance," he said, "and we
had a significant increase in
the city's casualty and liability
insurance. 'We [the city] feel
the same pain as homeowners
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increase."
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city did not need an employee op
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thinker."
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"It's going to be an exciting
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"I think the city fathers have
decided to prepare for -the
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are making good preparations
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MBARA Tournament Kingfish Tournament


The fish and the fisher-
men found plenty to sink
their teeth into last Saturday
in Mexico Beach.
The 10th Annual
Mexico Beach Artificial
Reef Association Kingfish
Tournament attracted 171
boats for the angling and
more than 1,000 for the
Captain's Party on Friday
night.
"This year's tournament
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Stuart Geriner, aboard
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31.55-pound kingfish.
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the. kingfish category, -and
the $2,000 that went with
it, after pulling in a 29.35-
pound king.
-, :Finishing in third place
in the kingfish competi-


tion, and winner of $1,000,
was Michael Evans, fishing
aboard Fish On.
All told, the fishing was
solid all day, with 33 anglers
bringing kings to the scales,
15 of those fish of at least 20
pounds.
Josh Weathersby, aboard
Whatever, took first place
and $500 with 5.25 Spanish
mackerel. Twenty-four
Spanish were weighed dur-
ing Saturday's weigh-ins.
The $1,000 prize for
the heaviest Wahoo went
to Cleveland Acree, fishing
aboard Bandit II, who board-
ed a 45.10-pounder, which
ended up being more than
25 pounds heavier than the
second place Wahoo.
The fishing was good, but
so too was the entertainment
that had well over 1,000 peo-
ple attending the Captain's
party on Friday night at the El
Governor Motel and over 400
ate at Toucan's Restaurant
on Saturday night for the


awards ceremony.
"We ate on the outside
and it was just a jam up
night," Childs said.
Childs thanked all the vol-
unteers who worked the tour-
nament and Kathy Middleton
and Karen McBroom, identi-
cal twins from Bainbridge,
Ga., who served as Miss
Kingfish 2006.
"We are already making
plans for next year and it is
going to be hard to top what
we did this year," Childs said.
"It takes a team and we have
a great one."
Net proceeds from the
Kingfish Tournament and
more nearly 4,000 MBARA
T-shirts were also sold sup-
ports the work of MBARA,
which has deployed well
over 100 reefs in the Gulf of
Mexico to bolster recreation-
al fishing opportunities.
To learn more about
MBARA and its work go to
www.mbara.org.


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The names are from left to right: Michael Lodge, Karen McBroom, Stewart Geriner (The individual
that caught the winning fish), Kathy Middleton, Haze Sedler. Aboard the Boat: "Bluewater Predator"
The two ladies are Miss Kingfish 2006, identical twins from Bainbridge, GA.


Florida Catfish Classic Arrives



in Wewa in October


The Apalachicola River
fishing series reaches a climax
e*rly next month when the'
annual Florida Catfish Classic
pitches its tent at Gaskin
Park in Wewahitchka.
Registration begins at 9
a.hn. CT on Friday, Oct. 6 and
anglers can begin drowning
bait in search of flathead and
channel catfish at 4 p.m. CT
tlie'same day.
The tournament ends at
noon CT on Saturday, Oct.
7, 'with awards presentations
qnd prize giveaways following
at Gaskin Park.
.-,Entry fees are. 45 per
person if received' before
Sept. 30 and $50 if received
after that date. The entry
fee for the' kids fishing tour-
pament, eligible to kids 14.
,years and younger, is $20 per
,person. Children competing
must be accompanied by an
dult.


Entries can be- mailed to
Wewa' Search and Rescue,
PO. Box 966, Wewahitchka,
Florida 32465.
Fishermen can register
the day of the tournament at
Gaskin Park.
The grand prize pack-
age is worth approximately
$50,000; any fisherman who
breaks the state flathead
record will win a new truck,
boat, motor and trailer.
Prize money will be dis-
tributed as follows for the
flathead category:
Heaviest flathead -
$1,500
Second largest $1,000
Third largest $750
Fourth largest $500
Fifth largest $250
In the channel, catfish
category, prize money is as
follows:
Heaviest fish 81-,000
Second largest $750


Third largest $500
Fourth largest $400
Fifth largest -'$250
All channel catfish must
be at least 14 inches long and
all channel catfish will be
released after weighing. '
In the Lady Anglers com-
petition, the heaviest fish will
bring $250; second largest
$175 and third largest $125.
The boat with the most
total poundage will earn ah
additional $250.
In the Kids Channel
Catfish Classic, prize money
will be disbursed as follows:
Largest catfish $325
Second largest $300
Third largest $275 .
Fourth largest $250,
Fifth largest $225
Sixth largest $200
Seventh largest $175
Eighth largest $150
Nine largest $125
Tenth largest $100


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are supported by bone and gums involved with periodontal disease will eventually be lost.
T.rl ine ri ,ention in gum disease generally means cleaning off tartar from the root surfaces. Only a dentist
or hygienist can remove this material. When root surfacesare n\ olked, home oral hygiene alone won't solve he
problem Bone 1'..ill be loSt and ieeth v. ill loosen.
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equipment. Drawings, start at'
noon on Saturday, Oct. 7 and
you must present to win.
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be awarded to the fisher-
man with the most combined
poundage from the 2006
Apalachicola River .fishing
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Blountstown Slips Past Port St. Joe in Thriller


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The calendar has officially
turned for the Port St. Joe
High School football team.
Entering their home field
beneath a sign recognizing their
2005 state Class 1A cham-
pionship, the Sharks exited
understanding it's a new sea-
son after visiting Blountstown
slipped past them with a 29-
28 victory in the season open-
er for both teams.
Actually, the -Tigers low-
5ered their shoulder pads and
snatched the win.
Behind big plays from
newcomer Jordan McNair,
Port St. Joe twice forged 14-
point first-half leads only to
succumb to the Tigers' physi-
cal play in the second half and
lose to the Class 2B rival for
the second time in the past 15
games, the Sharks' only two
losses over that span.


"I hope they understand
(it's a new season)," said Port
,St. Joe coach John Palmer. "I
hope its a wake-up call."
The winning drive pro-
vided the sum of the parts the
Tigers had laid over the first
24 minutes.


Down 28-21 after a first
half marked by wild swings of
momentum,, Blountstown took
over at its 18 after neither
team had done much on the
first three possessions after
intermission.
Perfectly mixing running
plays alternating between the
tackles with sweeps around
the perimeter with just a
dash of quarterback .Cory
Cox's. legs and- arm (9 of 13
for 176 yards and one touch-
down), the Tigers marched 82
yards in 18 plays, consuming
more than 10 minutes off the
clock.
Blountstown twice con-
verted on third down and once
on fourth down, the Tigers
holding the ball longer and
taking more offensive snaps
than the Sharks would the
entire half.
Ryan Baker punched over
from the 1 to bring the Tigers


Ashley Davis bulls ahead for ya
within one.
Blountstown coach Greg
Jordan,. in a return to Gulf
County after a successful 2005
at Wewahitchka. chose to go
for the win with 5;55 remain-
ing. Cox took an option right
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dragged down short of the goal
line pitched to Garry Reed
who plunged inside the pylon
with the critical two points.
"We knew we couldn't run
with them but we hoped we
could block them and we could
wear them down in the second
half," Jordan said. "Our kids
did what needed to be done in
the last drive.
"At halftime we reminded
our kids that in 2004, when
we went to the state title game,
this was the only game we
were behind at halftime. I told
them they could go. out and
,take control of their destiny
for the ,rest of the season."
The Sharks, who were out-
gained 290-i33 in total yards
and 14-3 in first downs, not
only appeared to tire under
the Tigers withering offensive


power game, bu
also hurt, losing s
Byrd, an offensive


T


sive back, and lin
Bailey to knee inji
What the s
lacked in big plays
only balanced wha
pired in the openi
Blountstown\
Shark 16 on its o
before penalties
pushed the Tige
the Port St. Joe 4
punt.
The kick wa
from the air by
junior who spent
years at Apalac]
School at the F
7 and McNair, wr
from two lacklers
down the sideline
yard punt return.
On the ensuing
facing another fo
- Blountstown again


t they were door for the Sharks when the
starters Mike snap on a punt flew well above
e and defen- the kicker's head, Port St. Joe
taking over at the Tiger 10.
Byrd (three carries, 61
yards to' lead the Sharks)
scored on a 5-yard sweep two
plays later for a 14-0 Port St.
Joe lead.
Jon Lockhart got
Blountstown on the board early
in the second period when he
fielded a Austin Peltier punt
at his 40 and weaved up .the
middle of the field and down
the right sideline for a touch-
down.
A fumble by the Sharks'
Ashley Davis on the next drive
put the Tigers in business at
their 31 and four plays later
'Cox hit Lockhart deep down
the left sideline for a' 34-yard
touchdown knotting the game.
Port St. Joe answered
I immediately with a 71-yard
S drive; in just six plays, Mike
im Croft'Star "Quinn finding McNair in the
.back of the end zone from, the
18 for. the go-ahead touch-
eman Travis down.
tries. Warren Floyd burst
secondd half through the offensive line to
and offense block a Blountstown punt nin-
at had trans- utes later. giving the Sharks the
ng half. ball at the Tiger 9. from where
reached the Quinn again found the leaping
opening drive McNair for a touchdown and
and sacks ano their 14-point lead.
rs back to "In the first half we had
10, forcing a some good breaks, we had
Sa 14-point lead, but we .gave
as snatched up some plays we 'should not
McNair a have given up." Palmer said.
the past two "Give credit to Blountstown.
hicola High The physical part of the game
Port.St. Joe took its toll.'
niggled away "We needed to sustain
and dashed some drives 'and keep them
e for a 93- off the field and we didn't do
that."


possession.
lurth down,
opened the


The Tigers pulled towith-
in a touchdown in the final
two minutes of the half. Baker


The Shark defense closes in.
completing a 55-yard, seven-
play drive with dive from the
1 just as the horn sounded for
halftime.
"We are fortunate to get
out of here with a win," Jordan
said.
Blountstown 0 21 0 8
29
Port St. Joe 14 14 0 0
_28
First quarter
PSJ '- McNair, 93-yard
punt return ( Peltier kick)
PSJ Byrd 5 run (Peltier
kick),
Second quarter
B Lockhart 60-yard punt
return (King kick)
B Lockart 34-yard pass-
from Cox (King kick)
,PSJ McNair 18-yard
pass from Quinn (Peltier kick)


Tim Croft/Star

PSJ McNair 9-yard pas
fronim Quinn (Peltier kick) .
B Baker 1 run- (KiJg


kick) -
Fourth quarter
B Baker 1 run (Reed
run)
Players of the Week, -
Offense, Jordan McNair (No.
1). McNair,,ajunior wide receiv-
er, returned a punt 93 yards
for a touchdown, caught two
passes for 28 yards and two
'touchdowns and rushed twice
for eight yards in' the Sharks
29-28 loss to Blountstown. ,
Defense, Warren Floyd
(No. 50). Floyd, a senior linte-
.backer, had seven solo tadk-.
les, 18 assists, one tackle 'for
loss and blocked a' punt tn
Port St. Joe's 29-28 loss to
Blountstown.


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Wewahitchka Junior Varsity Takes Winning Step


Wewahitchka High School
is fielding a junior varsity team
this season for the first time in
several years.
The younger Gators got
off to a winning start in 2006.
: Kenny Fisher had 230 all-
purpose yards and Chance


Knowles added another 102
and Wewahitchka downed
Liberty County 38-20 last
Thursday.
Fisher carried 14 times
for 182 yards and a touch-
down, caught two passes for
three yards, including a two-


point conversion and returned
a kickoff 75 yards for another
touchdown in pacing the Gator
attack.
Wewahitchka had .254
yards on the ground and 407
all-purpose yards as special.
teams excelled.


I Quarterback Cody Wade
was 3 for 4 for 18 yards and
a touchdown and rushed
twice for 4 yards, scoring a
touchdown and converting a
two-point conversion with his
legs.
Knowles rushed eight


times for 62 yards and had 40
return yards.
Charles Thursby car-
ried three times for 6 yards,
including a two-point conver-
sion and Chase Duckworth
had a touchdown reception of
15 yards.


The Gators defense was
paced by Chris Peak's eight
tackles. Knowles added six
tackles and Ryan Waldon, Billy
Peak,
Kenny Fisher, and Charles
Thursby contributed three
tackles apiece.


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Photo Curtesy at Mica Peak


Volleyball for the Week


, By: Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
Facing four schools in a
tournament held in Chipley,
Port St. Joe High School's vol-
,eyball team won one, match
and lost three on Saturday,
-Aug. 19. The Liberty County
'Lady Bulldogs bested the Lady
SSharks Thursday, Aug. 24.


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Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
lost their games against the
defending district champions.
Liberty County Lady Bulldogs,
13-25, 6-25, and 15-25.
Cannington supplied three
service aces, and Williams
and Shoaf supplied one each.
Shoaf also had seven of nine
total kills. The 19 defensive'
digs spread evenly throughout
the team; Smiley had the most
with five.
Of the 75 points tallied
for Liberty County. 35 resulted
from errors made by Port St.
Joe. itself.
Head Coach Wayne Taylor
best summarized Thursday
night, "Liberty County is a vere
good team. Not to take any-
thing away from them, how-
ever [our] errors were just too
tough to overcome."
Port St. Joe leaves to play
SShneads on Thursday. Aug.
31 for two matches, starting
at 5:00 and 6:00. The Lady
Sharks have another away
game against Carrabelle at
5:00 and 6:00 on Tuesday.
Sept. 5.


Facing Chipley in the second
match, the Lady Sharks lost
17-25 and 15-25. Port St. Jde
fared better against Cottondale
with scores of 21-25 and 18-
25. Losing the first game of the
final match to Monroe City 9-
25, Port St. Joe showed mar-
velous resiliency during their
second game; finishing 22-25.
Offensively, the entire
Port St. Joe team served 21,
aces, most notably Angela
Cannington with seven.
Samone Smiley and Heather
Brinkmeier provided support
with five and four aces, respec-
tively. Smiley's 21 kills com-
bined with Kate Shoaf's 21
for 42 6f the team's 44 total
kills. Kaelyn (Jo) Wdlliams set.
13 of the team's 20 assists.
Playing mn only four games on
Saturday, Courtney Craft pro-
vided four more assists.
Defensively. Williams
delivered 26 defensive digs.
almost twice the number of
anyone else from the Lady
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and concerns with me. As a parent, I understand your concerns and
sincerely desire to help our students and teachers achieve the best
results possible.

I want to help make a difference in our schools. It is time for fresh
ideas and new approaches. We are facing difficult times statewide
with teacher shortages- especially in math area. We have to find
creative ways to recruit qu it. teachers and then keep them here!
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Temps for August 31


RECORD
High: 97 (1998)
Low: 66' (1985)


TODAY


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P.M. storms
High: 890; Low: 740


TOMORROW





Sunny to partly cloudy
skies
High: 900; Low: 720


SATURDAY
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Sunny to partly cloudy
skies
High: 890; Low: 710


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and humid
High: 88; Low: 700


MONDAY
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and humid
High: 890; Low: 700


TUESDAY
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High: 900; Low: 710


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Monday 8/28 90/76/0.75
Sunday 8/27 92/76/0.00
'Saturday 8/26 91/75/0.25
Friday 8/25 88/76/0.08
Thursday 8/24 87/76/0.18
Wednesday 8/23 ........................89/74/0.17
Tuesday 8/22 .......................... 90/76/trace

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Sunrise Sunset-
*Thursday 8 31..1..7:18 a.m...8:05 p.m.
Frica:, 9 1 .... 7:18 a.m.. .8:04 p.m.
Saturday 9,2 ..7:19 a.m.. .8:02 p.m.
Suri.ay, 9 ... 7:19 a.m.. .8:01 p.m.
Mona,.a' 9 4 .. .7:20 a.m.. .8:00 p.m.
Tuead3' 9 5 ... 7:20 a.m.. .7:59 p.m.
lWednesday.9/6.. .7:21 a.m.. .7:58 p.m.
7 Moonrise Moonset
Triursaav 831...2:21 p rr.. --
Friday 9 1 .. ..... .3:22 p.m. .12:27 a.m.
Saturday 9 2..... 4:22 p.m...1:19 a.m.
'Sunday 9/3 ...... 5:18 p.m.. .2:20 a.m.
Monday 9 4.. ...6:08 p.m.. .3:28 a.m.
Tuerda.. 9 5 ...6:51 pjm.. .4:39 a.m.
Wednesday 9'6. .7 290p m. 5 51 a m.


APALACHICOLA RIVER
Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
Woodruff Tailwater 66.0 39.64 0.03
Chattahoochee 39.64 0.02
Blountstown 15.0 1.08 (-0.04
Wewahitchka 12.30. -0.06
OCHLOCKONEE RIVER
Thomasville 15.0 2.03 -0.11
Concord 24.23 -0.20
Havana 25.0 12.06 -0.03
Bloxhrm 22.0 4.24 -0.07


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Friday
Hi Lo
Albany 92 69
Apalachicola 90 73
Bainbridge 92 68
Bristol 92 72
Columbus 87 70
Crystal Lake 92 72
Defuniak Sp. 92 71
Dothan 91 69
Enterprise 92 72
Ft. Walton Bch.89 73
Gainesville 89 73
Jacksonville 88 73
Marianna 92 69
Mobile 90 70
Montgomery 90 70
Newport 89 74
Niceville 90 73
Panama City 91 73
Pascagoula 93 70
Pensacola 89 72
Port St. Joe 90 72
Tallahassee .94 69
Valdosta 93 69
Wewahitchka 91 72
Wllma 91 72


Saturday
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ST. JOSEPH BAY
Thursday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 2:28 1.7-
Low 1:07 0.3- -
Friday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 3:17 1.8 --
Low 2:47 0.2 -
Saturday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 4:25 1.9-
Low 4:11 0.1 ------
Sunday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 5:44 2.1
Low 5:16 -0.1---- -
Monday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 7:00 2.2--
Low, 6:08 -0.2--
Tuesday A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 8:08 2.3
Low 6:51 -0.2- -
Wed. A.M. ft. P.M. ft.
High 9:11 2.3-
Low 7:27 -0.1- --


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Ernesto is forecasted to remain a tropical storm as it travels north through the Carolinas as heavy rain and damaging winds will
be likely. The wet weather will spread northward through the mid-Atlantic states. A few storms will rumble through the central and'
southern Rockies while a cold front will produce showers in the northern High Plains.


Today
City Hi LO
Albuquerque. 86 64
Anchorage 57 47
AIianta 84 68
Ballrnmore ,, 62
Billings., 69 48
Birmingham 87' 67
Boise 74 47
Boston 71 57
Buffalo 72 52
Crhe,.enn 84 50)
Chicago 74 64
Cincinnati 78 60
Cleveland 73 54
Dayton 77 58
Denver .86 .56
Des Moin,r,. 82 61
Detroit 76 59


Today
City Hi Lo
Acapulco 88 77
Am:iierdaj, 7i0 53
Athens 86 65
Baghdad 113 86
Bangkok 89 80
Beiji,,l 82 64
Berlin' 67 52
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 31, 2006 SECTION B


Voters to Decide School Board Seats


- Wright in District V


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
For the first time in 16 years, Gulf County's
District Five school board member Charlotte
Pierce is facing opposition. It comes from long-
time Port St. Joe resident John Wright.
Charlotte Pierce
After already serving four terms on the
School Board, Pierce believes that this year's
race is, among other things, an issue of stew-
ardship.
"We're in a very uncertain time," said
Pierce, adding that, if re-elected, she hoped to
help the school board find affordable housing
for all school system employees, continue the
forward motion of the school system and "to be
an A district."


Charlotte Pierce
Age: 57
Native of Port St. Joe
Education: 1967 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School; graduate of Jones College
Employment: Data processing Tyndall Air Force
Base; Municipal Hospital of Port St. Joe; Florida
National Bank
Family: Married to Paul Pierce, one son
Jonathan
Community Activities: St. Joseph Historical
Society; Friends of the Gulf County Public Library
Building Committee; Education Foundation of Gulf
County; Gulf County Scholarship Trust; Board of
Directors of Gulf County Community Development,
Corporation; Board of Directors of Parent Support
Group for Academic Excellence; Centennial Building
Renovation Committee 1999; Gulf County Economic
Development Council, Secretary 1999-2002; American
Cancer Society Board 1995-1997; Coordinator of "Just
Say No" and Red Ribbon Campaigns 1987-1995; Port
SSt. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball Board of Directors,
Secretary-Treasurer 1985-1989; Port St. Joe Parent
Teacher Association President 3 years, Treasurer
2 years, Membership Chair 6 years; Port St. Joe
Elementary and High School volunteer 1982-1990; Girl
Scout Troop Leader 1969-1970.


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"I hope to see stability in enrollment and
employment, and to continue to attract quali-
fied, experienced, dedicated teachers," said
Pierce, who feels that teacher shortages and
affordable housing are statewide problems.
Citing three primary areas needing care-
ful tending by school board members, Pierce
talked about board member responsibility to
students, teachers and administrators, and to
taxpayers.
She feels that continuity with school board
members is a valuable resource particularly
since there is currently a significant teacher
turnover in Gulf County schools and a number
of longtime teachers retiring at this time.
Pierce also feels that a reward system for
good grades is better than penalizing schools, for






















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John Wright
Age: 53
Permanent resident of Port St. Joe since 1970s
Education: Graduated Smith Station High School,
Smiths, Alabama 1971; studied business administra-
tion at Columbus College (Georgia) and University of
West Florida
Employment: Employed by city of Port St. Joe 28
years
Family: married to Linda Rushing Wright, one
child Matthew Wright
Community Activities:
Established scholarship in 1987 in memory of late
wife Linda Lewis Wright, a teacher at Highland View
Elementary School, preference given to students pur-
suing degree in elementary education; coached Little
League Baseball 10 years; coached Upward Basketball
S6 years and helped establish program in Port St. Joe;
coached Little League football five years; member
School Advisory Council two years Port St. Joe Middle,
School; volunteer PTO; volunteer Port St. Joe High
School football "Chain Crew" 20 years; volunteer Port
St. Joe High School baseball food prep six years


(See DISTRICT 5 on Page 15B)



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Little


- Bidwell for District I


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After being appointed last September by
Governor Jeb Bush to fill the District 1 School
Board seat vacated by the late Oscar Redd,
Danny Little is up for re-election.
While he asks to continue the work he
began 11 months ago, Little faces challenger
Eric Bidwell, a former Wewahitchka educator
vying for his District 1 seat.
The two will square off in the Sept. 5 pri-
mary election.
Danny Little
Little, a Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
senior warehouse clerk, has campaigned to
increase job opportunities for Gulf County
students.
Acknowledging that not all students are
college-bound, Little advocates the creation of
a small, vocational technical center in a central-
ized location that would benefit girls and boys
on both ends of the county.
"We have a big concern in our county about
having vocational programs in our schools
county-wide," said Little.
Wewahitchka High School currently offers
carpentry and Port St. Joe High School offers a
welding program.
In his vision for the vocational center, Little
would model the course offerings after those


Danny Little
Age: 50
Permanent resident of Wewahitchka since 1972
Education: Wewahitchka High School graduate
Employment: Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
employee for 22 years; now a senior warehouse clerk
Family: Wife, Nicki, two daughters, Mandy and
Brandy
Community Activities: helped found/coached
Wewahitchka girls' fast pitch softball league


of nearby Haney Vocational Technical Center,
with certifications in plumbing, electrical work,
nursing and cosmetology.
The center would be a countywide resource,
for adults as well as high school students in the
upper grades.
As a board member, Little workshopped
the idea with his colleagues and believes the
vocational center can become a reality through
state grants and support from the community.
Little also champions the construction of
an on-campus gymnasium for Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
The school's students are currently bused
to the old Wewahitchka High School gym facil-
ity, located a few blocks from campus.
On the issue of recruiting and retaining
quality teachers in the school district, Little
said he would push for increased pay and
benefits.
"I hope to bring our teachers' salaries up


Eric Bidwell
Age: 37
Lifelong Wewahitchka resident
Education: Wewahitchka High School Graduate,
AA degree from Gulf Coast Community College, BA in
English from the University of West Florida, currently
finishing up master's degree in educational leadership
from the University of West Florida.
Employment history:- taught language arts, tv
production, drama at Wewahitchka High School
'(1992-2004), Wewahitchka Elementary School physi-
cal education teacher (2004-2005), owner, Bidwell
Construction (2004-present)
Family: Wife, Tammie, son Kody, daughters Kory
and Kalyn
Community Activities: EMT. for Wewahitchka
Volunteer Ambulance Service for 15 years, little
league girls' softball assistant coach

(See DISTRICT 1 on Page 15B)


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Abbi Renee Hoover is Here Look Who's Two!


Harold and ShaVonn Hoover would like to announce the
birth of their baby girl Abbi Renee Hoover., She was born at
Bay Medical on August 11, 2006 at 7:19 CT. She weighed 7
pounds, 7.8 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her big sisters
Corte Amerson and Kaci Hoover along with her grandma
Janice Keller, great grandma Glenda Carr, and great aunt
Becky Carr were all there to welcome her into the world.


Celebration Announcements
Our policy regarding celebration announcements in the editorial
society section of our papers is as follows:

Birthdays: 8yrs-old or younger and milestone birthdays (i.e.,
16, 18, 21, 80, 90, 100yrs old) will be pul5lished. at no cost in the
society section, with no border. We t% ill publish one accompany ing,
photo as space permits. Photo printed in color %i nhi a S1 Il 0 fee.

Engagements & Weddings: All engagement, and 'ieddinges \ ill
bepublishedat no cost and % without a border in the society section
four papers. \\e \ ill publish one accompany, ing photo as space
permits. Photo printed in color \\ith a S10 00 fee.

Anniversaries: We, ill publish milestone aimilersarie' (i.e..-
25, 40, 50) at no cost. \\without a border. in the society, section of
our papers. We t ill publish onree accompany\ ini- pho-o as space:
permits. Photo printed in color \ ith a Si10 Oi.l fee.
All have a 500i word limit! ,

All other celebration announcements must be in the "paid,
advertisement" section of our papers. They wiill be charged
b the size of the ad at the per column inch rate stated on the
current rate card. Color charges per rate card.


Sam celebrated his birthday last week with a Wiggles Party.
There to help him celebrate were his parents, Troy and Sherry,
Poppy & Nanny Ludlam of White City, Poppa & Nanny Sanders
of St. Joe Beach, Aunt Cindy, Uncle John, and Cousin Briana.


Happy Birthday

Ms. Debbie
Happy Birthday Ms.
Debbie, hope it is the best yet.
Jennifer, Jonathan, Cameron,
Buddy, Soxie and Tim. You are
the best.


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Downtown Redevelopment Agency


Community Forum &

Redevelopment Plan Up-

date Workshop


Existing DRA

North Port St. Joe

Waterfronts Partnership

The Gulf County Government, the City of Port St. Joe, and the Port St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment Agency (DRA) invite you to participate in the updating of the DRA's
Community Redevelopment Plan. Attendees will be asked for their input regarding the
future development of PSJ and to help prioritize projects and programs identified in
previous vision workshops.


Your participation is welcomed and highly valued.


Date:
Time:
Where:
RSVP:


Photo,courtesy of Ilorida Aerial Service. "Inc
Thursday, August 31, 2006
.5 PM (Dinner will be provided)
Senior Citizen's Center-1 20 Library Drive
Gail Alsobrook 850-229-6899
gailalsobrook@yahoo.com


Reservations are not required but will assist us in planning for the meals.


Downtown
Redevelopment Agency

101 Reid Avenue, Suite 109
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Phone: 850-229-6899
Fax: 850-229-6898
E-mail: gailalsobrook@yahoo.com .


"Planning is bringing the future into the
present so that you can do something
about it now" Alan Lakein


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Octogenarian

BR Williams
B. R. Williams Sr. cele-
brated his 80t birthday on
August 3, 2006.
Happy Birthd'ay.
Daddy & Paw Paw
We Love You Very Much


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On Saturday .June 3,
2006 at 6:00pm Adria Lynn
Muina and Richard Lowery
Ramsey were united in Holy
Matrimony at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe, Florida. The bride is the
daughter of Glenda Muina and
the late Dr. Antonio N. Muina
of Wewahitchka, Florida. The
groom is the son of Helen
Carlsten and the late Paul
Ramsey of Port St. Joe,
Florida.
Reverend Michael Ramsey,
cousin of the groom, performed
the double ring ceremony.
Mrs. Phyllis Altstaetter served
as the wedding coordinator,
Mrs. Mary Lou Cumbie was
the vocalist, and the organist
was Mrs. Hilda Duren.
The matron of honor was
Ingrid Muina Andrews, sis-
ter of'the bride. Bridesmaids'
were Leslie Cabezas, Candice
Upchurch, Stacie Smiley. Kelly
Ramsey. Brandi Sasser, Jamie
Chase, Nicki Holley, Stephanie
Davis, and Janna Traylor. The
flower girls were Eden Muina,
McKenzie Ramsey, and Kerigan
Pickett.
The best man was
Robert Ramsey, brother of
the groom. Groomsmen were
Boyd Pickett, Steve Kerigan,
Wayne Andrews, Clay Sasser,


Jed Campbell, John Camnon,
Lee Cannon, Warren Renfro,
Jimmy Jamison, Tommy
Humphrey, and Keith Jones.
The ring bearer was Nolan
Muina.
Clay Sasser and Andrew
Cabezas performed the
early lighting of the candles.
Candles were lit by Ingrid
Muina Andrews and Paula
Ramsey Pickett in Honor
and Memory of the late Dr.
Antonio N. Muina, father of
the bride, and the late Paul
Ramsey, father of the groom.
May Lou Cumbie beautifully
preformed "Nobody Loves 1Me
like You Do," "To Me," and
"The Lord's Prayer." The br.ile
was escorted down the isle, by
her nephew Juan Muina. She
wore a beautiful white strap-
less corset back gown -vith 'a
chapel length train. The bod-
ice .and skirt were decorated
with swarovski crystals. She
carried a bouquet of solid red
roses.
Immediately following the
ceremony the couple joined
family and friends for a lovely
reception held in their honor
at the centennial building;
Following a seven-day
Caribbean cruise, the couple
will reside in Wewahitchka,
Florida


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Hula Students "Shine" at Festival


On Saturday, at the annual Polynesian dances.
Scallop Festival, eight students The hula students, wit
from Malia's Hula School the guidance of instructor Lis
enchanted an audience with Faipea, performed to three dif
their colorful Hawaiian cos- ferent hula songs. The firs
tumes and graceful hula steps. was Kaholo Hula.
Malia and her hula students Then they performed t
performed several different a classic 1938 classic "Pearl


Gulf County 4-Hers


Places at 4H Congress
The annual 4H Congress was held at the University
Florida, July 24-28, 2006.
4H Congress is the climax of yearly activities and events
Based of local and district participation, each county is eligib]
to send a delegation to the University of Florida for a week (
competition, leadership and general education tracts.
In order to qualify for this prestigious trip, participant ha
to place at the district level, which was held for the seven (7
County Districts in Wakulla, May 2006.
Demarius Baker and R. J. Jones represented 4-H Distric
III in Science and Earth Connection, placing first in Stat
Competition. Ashley Oglesby placed in fashion Revue, an
Clarence Gray placed second in Auto Driving, which qualified
him to represent Florida in Regional Competition, which will b
held at Purdue University, September 23-27, 2006.


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:Covenant Hospice Seeks Volunteers

For Mask Parade Committee


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have a talent for organization,
- details, decoration) dancing,
'singing, photography, hospital-
ity or like being part of a team
-for a good, cause? Covenant.
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'Mask Parade Comihttee. '
Covenant Hospice's Mask
Parade Exhibit and Gala is
',a-premier annual fundraising
event now in its fifth year. The
primary event is a Gala that
features themed entertainment,
and auctions of ceramic masks
"painted by 'national celebrities
and local artists. Other related
events leading up to the Gala
include a Junior Mask Project
and a walking tour of the Mask
Parade Exhibit.


Many volunteers are nee


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mittees for the Mask Parade
Exhibit and Gala and its relat-
ed events. Put your talents to
use for a good cause and help.
Covenant Hospice raise funds
to provide compassionate care
for individuals, regardless of
their ability to pay. Mask
Parade Committee meetings
are' every 3 rd Wednesday
of each month at 12 p.m. at
Covenant Hospice's Education
Room, located at 107 W. 19th
St. Lunch is provided. For
more information, please
call Loel Davenport or Cindy
Messer at 785-3040. or go to
wWw. covenanthosptce. org/
mask.


Tyadlal EfCIe;

RAO here may close soon
The Retirees Activities Office may close soon unless more
people volunteer to keep it running. The RAO provides a source
of information for the retiree community about pay and entitle-
ments, vehicle registration, identification cards and more.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday. Volunteers can work as many or as few hours per
i week as they desire. For more information or to volunteer, call
-283-2737, or e-mail rao@tyndall.af.mil.'
Case lot sale
The T--ndall Commissary will have a case lot sale Sept. 15
.17. For more utiormation, call 283-4825 or go to www.com-
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military. or a retiree. For more information, call 283-2631..
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After unveiling the new maintain the website so it can
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fundraising program to help i Participation in the
support the exchange. At the exchange program is easy and
moment, visitors can make is free for those listing dress-
dress and monetary donations es to be exchanged. Dresses
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soon, Blixd.com will be offer- catalogued within tie website
ing magazines and other sun- for a year or until it is request-
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looking' for dresses to be shipping costs which averages
donated to them so they can about $20.00 per dress. Once
experience high school and they have attended the event
proms without the worry of they chose the dress for, they
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American Red Cross
asks public to respond to
critical blood shortage
(August 21, 2006) While
the American Red Cross is
emerging from the critical
shortage period incurred dur-
ing the summer months, blood
donation is still a critical com-
ponent in the safety and stabil-
ity of the health care system.
The American Red Cross
is particularly in need of 0
donors, both Type 0 Positive
and Type 0 Negative. Because
over half the blood ordered
by hospitals in our region is
Type 0 blood, the demand for
that type is growing. 0 Positive
blood can be transfused into
patients with any Positive
blood type, and 0 Negative
is "Universal Donor" blood,
meaning it can be transfused
into all patients regardless of
their blood types.
Therefore, the American
Red Cross will be hosting
many public drives over the
coming weeks in an effort to
bolster the. blood supply for
the coming months:
PORT ST. JOE
9/18/06: First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe, 102
Third Street (1 p.m. 6 p.m.)
PANAMA CITY
9/8/06: 9/11 Memorial
Blood Drive, Manuel and


Thompson, 314 Magnolia
Avenue (8:30 a.m. 1:30
p.m.)
PANAMA CITY BEACH
9/12/06: Arnold High
School, 550 Alf Coleman Drive
(8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.)
In order do become a
blood donor, one must be at
least 17 years old, weigh at
least 110 pounds and be in
general good health. Donors
must present a photo ID,
such as a driver's license or
American Red Cross donor
card to donate. If you cannot
donate, encourage a friend or
family member to donate in
your place. Make sure to eat
properly and double your fluid
intake in the 48 hours preced-
ing blood donation.
There is always a need for
blood, so become a true hero
by giving a little of your time
to this most worthy cause. The
blood you give may save the
life of a neighbor, family mem-
ber or friend. A few minutes
of your time-can fill the life of
a patient in need of life-giving
blood with countless minutes,
hours and days. Take time to
give blood, and you'll be giving
the greatest gift of all, the gift
of life.
For more information,
call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit
www.redcrossblood.org.
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Available now for adop-
tion from the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society -
reBuffy, a female poodle/ter-
', i' i rier mix, 8 months old, per-
l ,' f feet pet. (Pictured); Boots,
a 12 weeks old male kitty;
Jasper, a 8 month old bulldog
pup; Hound Pups, months
",old (1st shots); Molly, a nice
White English bulldog female
; Always, kittens!' Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift
S' Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Bingo was in last week's
S' S'tar. He was adopted. Thank
you!"


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service you deserve, call
t," .Linda L. Somero ABR, GRI,
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I' ,,.. Phone:
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St. Joe Bay Humane Society Presents Paws in the Park and Bow Wow Bash


Local animal shelter St.
Joe Bay Humane Society
(SJBHS) presents the first
annual Paws in the Park and
Bow Wow Bash, a celebration
of animals in our lives.
The event, to be held on
Saturday, September 30 at
Centennial Park in Port St.
Joe, will consist of two sepa-
rate events. The first, Paws in
the Park, will be held in the
park from 8 a.m. 2 p.m.
and includes a 5K run/walk to
start at 8 a.m. and contests,
games and fun for people
and their pets to begin at 9
a.m. Lunch, sponsored by the
Lions Club and served by the
South Gulf County Volunteer
Fire Department, will be avail-
able at 11 a.m.
I The day event will be
topped off by the Bow Wow
Bash, which begins at 6 p.m.
at the Centennial Building.


Hearty appetizers and a cash
bar will be available and guests
can boogie down to the music
of Charlie and Dana Black
and John Mazz. A live and
silent auction will culminate
with the drawing for the win-
ner of the 1979 Corvette cur-
rently parked at Bayside Bank
in Port St. Joe.
All proceeds from these
two events will be used for
the construction of a new ani-
mal shelter for Gulf County.
Hundreds of animals are aban-
doned every year in our area
and money raised at these
events will help us house and
care for these animals while
they are waiting for their for-
ever homes.
While the daytime event
is free to the public (a small
fee is required for the 5K run/
walk), the nighttime event is
$30. Pick up your run entry


forms and tickets at the fol-
lowing locations:
Port St. Joe, Faith's Thrift
Hut on 10th Street (Wed, Thur.
& Fri. only 10 2)
Port St. Joe, Sunset
Coastal Grill 850-227-1223
Port St. Joe, Capital City
Bank 229-5253
Cape San Blas, Loggerhead
Grill -.229-9703
Mexico Beach, Prickly
Pears 648-1115
Wewahitchka, Petals N
Things 639-5588
Apalachicola, Petunias
- 653-9144
Or by mailing: bowwowb
ashtickets(a&hotmail.com
For more info: www.sib-
humanesocietv.com
St. Joe Bay Humane
Society is a nonprofit organi-
zation that serves all of Gulf
County and Mexico Beach.


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William D.

(Bill) McMullon
Mr. William D. (Bill)
Mc Mullon. 73, of Highland
View passed away Monday,.
August 21, 2006 in Steelfield
with his wife and two chil-
dren at his bedside. He was
born August 14, 1933 and
was a lifelong resident of Gulf
County. He made his living as
a commercial fisherman and
was employed over 40 years
With Raffield Fisheries. He was
preceded in death by his first,
wife, Lessie Lee McMullon.,
Survivors, include his
present wife. Gloria McMullon
of Steelfield; one son, Archie
McMullon and wife -Donnia
of Steelfield; one daughter,
Lawonia McDaniel and. hus-
band Roger of Leesburg, GA;
one stepson, Johnny Hurley
of TN; grandchildren Roger
McDaniel, II of Tallahassee,
Trae McDaniel of Atlanta,
Radly McDaniel of Leesburg,
GA, Billy James McMullon,
Chris McMullon, and Jaime
IC Million. all of Panama City;
two great-granddaughters,
IKayla and Leslee McMullon;
one brother, Buddy McMullon;
furi- sisters, Wannie Posey
and Midge Wood, all of Gulf
County. and Christine Miller
and Jewel Hutchison, both of
Houston. TX.


Graveside services will
be held at 11:00 a.m. ET
Thursday, August 24, 2006 at
,Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted
by the Rev. David Nichols. He
will lie in state at Comforter
Funeral Home Wednesday
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
ET.
All arrangements are
under the direction of the'
Comforter Funeral Home.

Ernest E. Land

"Ernie"

.Ernest Everette Land,
known as Ernie passed,
away suddenly 'at his home
in Laurinburg on Wednesday,
August. 23, 2006: at the age_
of 68. "
The funeral service will be
held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday,
August 27, 2006 at the
Richard Boles Funeral Service
Chapel with burial following at
Hillside Memorial Park.
Ernestwas born November
29, 1938 in Wewahitchka,
Florida, son of the late -John
Everette Land and Mary
Pittman Land. He was a con-
tracting engineer for Southern
Bell with over 30 years of ser-
vice. He established and oper-
ated his own business Porter
Communications Company


until retiring. He was a man of
vision, creativity, strong willed
and lover of life. He asked for
little though he gave much to
his family, friends, neighbors
and strangers.
He is: survived by his lov-
ing family, his wife, Wanda Gail
Franklin Land of the home;
sons, John Everett Land and
wife Cathy of Merritt Island,
FL and Robert Andrew Land
and wife Cindy of Phoenix, AZ;
brothers, C.J. Land and Roy
J. Land both of Wewahitchka,
FL; sisters, Almer Sowell of
Inverness FL, Bertha Thomas
of Port Saint Joe, FL, Olivia
Moore of Panama City, FL,
Viola lemp of Wewahitchka,
FL and Thelma Fulford of
Jacksonville, FL; four grand-
children, Allison, Amanda,
Christina and John and three
great grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
on Saturday, August 26m at
Richard Boles Funeral Service
Memorials may be
made to the American Heart
Association. 222 S. Church
Street, Suite 303, Charlotte,
'NC 28202


Wilbur

Gene Fowler
Wilbur Gene Fowler, 78, a
lifelong resident of Gulf County,
passed away on Thursday,
August 17, 2006. He was born


in Altha, FL and moved to Port
St. Joe, FL in 1953. He was a
retired powerhouse operator
for the St. Joe
Paper Company. Gene
was a member of Family Life
Church, a USAF veteran .of
the Korean Conflict, and. he
loved farming and growing
fruit trees. Gene is survived
by his wife of 56 years, Ceiline
Fowler; two daughters, Susan
Victoria Griffis of Panama
City and Debora Katherine
Fontaine (Lee) of Port St. Joe;.
three grandchildren, Morgan
Griffis, Jordan Griffis, and
Bailee Fontaine; one sister,
Margie Davis of Altha;. uncle,
Clarence Martiil; numerous
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for
Gene were held at 4:00 EDT
on Sunday, August 20; 2006,
in the Chipola Cemetery, Altha,
FL. In lieu of flowers, the fami-
ly requests memorial contribu-
tions be made to the Hospice
of the Emerald Coast.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted and viewed
at our online obituaries link
(www.southerlandfamily.com)

Emmie Millergren

Bateman Joines
Emmie Millergren
Bateman Joines, 88, died
peacefully Monday,. August
28, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. in
Gericare Assisted Living. She


was born in Wewahitchka, FL
on September 5, 1917 and
was a lifelong resident of
Wewahitchka and Port Saint
Joe. She retired after 25 years
with the U. S. Postal Service.
Emmie was very active in
the First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka and the 'First
United Methodist Church of
Port Saint Joe all of her life.
She .was a choir member in'
both churches and was very
active in all phases of her
Christian life. She was a mem-
ber of the Order of the Eastern
Star and was a wonderful wife,
mother, and friend. Emmie
was preceded in death by
her parents, Alf and Lorna
Millergren, two brothers, Chap
and Nils Millergren, her hus-

band of 30 years, Lawrence
Bateman, and her husband of
34 years, Alfred Joines.
Survivors include her
children, Lamar and Buck
Booth, and Larry Batemen,
all of Wewahitchka, Fred and
Sandra .Joilies of Denver, CO,
and Jae and Wayne Pate of
Port Saint Joe; her grandchil-
dren, Grady and Paula Booth,
Joel and Eileen Booth, Jamie
and Jenette Bateman, Joshua
and Sharity Bateman, Amanda
Bateman, Kelly Joines,
Meredith and Gary Ingram,
Jessie Pate, Shane and Emily
Joines, Slade and Joey
Joines; her great-,grandchil-
dren, Madison, Mason, 'and
Xavier Batemen, Jared Booth,
Brendan, Sierra, Hunter, and


Lucas Joines; her sisters-in-
law, Betty Millergren, Hazel
Millergren, Marie Costin, and
Amelia Wineman; and. her spe-.
cial cousins, Jimmy and Joyce
McDaniel.
The funeral service, will
be held at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, August 30i 2006
at the First United. Methodist
Church in Port Saint Joe. con-
ducted by the Rev. Mac Fulcher.
Interment will follow in the
family plot in Jehu Cemetery.
She will lie' in state at the
First United Methodist Church
from,6:00 until 8:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday. Those wfio wish may
make donationsin her memory
to the Fuirst Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka Building Fund. P
0. Box 787, Wewahitchka. FL
32465, or to the First United
Methodist Church of Port
Saint Joe, P 0. B6x 266, Port
Saint Joe, FL 32457.
Asked to serve as active
pallbearers are: Freddie
Branch, Charles Norton,
Harry Lee Smith, Clayton
Wooten, Joel Straight, arid
William J. Rish. Asked to
serve as honorary pallbear-
ers are: George Core, Leonard
Belin, Ken Murphy, Ralph
Macomber, Frank Pate, and
George Duren.
The 'family wishes to
express a special thank you to
Gericare Assisted Living and
Covenant Hospice.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


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"Because We Care"

247 Tyndall Parkway, Callaway


785-1316

Joe D. Gainer, Justin M. Kent, Local Owners

"Serving Bay and Gulf Counties"


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Thank you so very much
to each and every one of you
who stood by our side in
our time of need. You may
have brought food, flowers,
offered prayers, or simply a
hug. Each act of kindness is
gratefully acknowledged.
The Barber Family


Bay St. Joe Care &
Rehabilitation Center
Receives Donation

Vie LaFarle, Director,
Methodist. Church Clothes
Closet, (right) presents
to Barbara Striekland,
Activities Team at Bay St.
Jow Care & Rehabilitation
Center a check in the
amount of $300.00 for the
Resident's Action Fund.
All donations givefi
to The Bay St. Joe -Care
& Rehabilitation Center
Resident Action Fund is sel
up to specifically enhance
the quality of life for our res-
idents. The Resident Fund
helps to defer the costs.for
special events, such as the
residents Christmas cel-
ebration, outside. music
sources, 'ice cream socials
and other supplies thai
the residents may need or
would like to have. Thank
you so much for remem-
bering our loved ones; they
really do appreciate your
contributions.
In the event you would
like to contribute, please
contact Ed Douglas,
Administrator at 229-
8244.


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Labor Day Weekend-"Gospel Explosion"


Sunday y ,
September 3, 2006-
7:00pm, EST
Hosted by:
The Gulf County
United Community
Development and The
Gulf County NAACP
- We are proud to


bring back: Brother
Peter Brown and the
Gospel Music Makers
of Tallahassee,
Florida -
Also on program:
The Tinsey Williams
Brothers of Dothan,
AL; The Peacemakers


of Tallahassee,
Florida; The Anointed
of Clayton, AL; and
local Gospel Artists
Place: Avenue "A"
Baseball Park in Port
St. Joe, Florida
Admission: Free.
However, your gener-


ous donations will be
greatly appreciated
and will be used to
support our efforts to
improve our commu-
nity and help us bring
the best in Gospel
Music to our neigh-
borhood. Thank you.









Music group:
Anointed


; There was no
compromise in
DIaniel, he prayed
three times a day.
" The king said
ribo, but he would
go and kneel by his
window to pray.
The jealous
princes told the
king, hoping this
would be Daniel's,
eild.'
They put him in
with the lions, the
next, morning he
was still in the den.


The king knew
God had saved
Daniel, so comes,
the next decree.
The only one to
be prayed to was
Daniel's God, that's
the way it should
be.
Things sure
have changed in the
world today.
Compromising
takes place every
-'day; and I'm sure
more is on the way..
When Jesus


returns or we die,
There'll be no
compromising for
you and I.
If you're not
ready for his
return,
Hell, is going to
be hotter than your
worst sunburn.

-Billy Johnson

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Homecoming
Highland View
Baptist Church,
located at 382 Ling
Street, will celebrate.
55 years of ministry-
with their 27th annu-
al Homecoming on
Sunday, September
10, 2006. This special
day will begin at 10:30
a.m. in the Church
Sanctuary with sev-
eral special music
presentations-. A 'cov-
ered dish lunch will
follow in the Church
Fellowship Hall.


Jehovah's Witness Sunday Dinner

ASSembly Dinner will be Chicken, Dressin
,-,ere aLrNif r rtl -I u r- ,Te aisr Prtai


J e r r y,
Piergio'anni. an
elder min the Port St.
Joe Congregation of
Jehovah's Witnesses,
wouldl d like to invite
you to attend a two-
lay Assembly on
September .2' and 3
at the Marina Civicc
,enter in Panama
.ity.
The program will
Atelp us to appreciate
that "storing up trea-
.sures on the earth"
a vain pursuit. To
-Jortify God's people,
the circuit assembly
program will develop
the theme "Store Up...
Treasures in Heaven,"
-Matthew 6:19, 20
Manny Balbutin,
traveling represent ta-
five of the Watchtower
Bible and Tract
Society. will help us to
see that materialistic
't inking. is .included
in what: is referred to
at Ephesians 2:2 as
"the authority of the
'ir, the spirit that now
operates in the sons
'of disobedience." Just
,as the literal air is
everywhere, ready to
be breathed in so "the
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spirits of the world"
permeates. this,,sys-
tem.
This- assetnbly
w \\-ill help all Christians
to avoid the 'world's
materialistic thinking
and to keep sharply
iin focus on our priorn-
ties. In addition. the
program will help us
all to rely on Jehovah
;as *we carry out our
ministry- despite the
pressures and trials
we may face.
By being present
from the very begin-,
ring to the very end of
this spiritually enrich-
ing program, you will
be', encouraged, and
strengthened to con-
:tinue "storing up trea-
sures in heaven!"
You, won't want
to miss this excit-
'ingtwo-day program
that encourages hll
Christians, young and
old to remain strong
in their faith. The pro-
gram starts at 9:50
a.m. Saturday and
Sunday. There is no
admission charge and
no collections are
taken. -


SManny Balbutin will be a featured speaker at
S the two-daylAssembly at the Marina Civic Center
Sin Panama City.


A TO 17 -C' t, -,1 h -- IEPUll


,A.rt .I.,.r. ,; ^,C itircIh Oi j.
Sunday September 3,
from 11:30 a.m. until
2:00 p.m. for a dona-
on olf 86.00.
The' menu is
Hami', Fried or Baked


g,
to
"t-


and Tea.
To place an order,
please, call 229-6179.
You may eat-in or take
out. The church is
located at 146 Ave. C.


l lThe Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEWV
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588 .
636 Second Sireet. Posi Office B0" 631 Wewahiicht.a FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m;, "
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE.

You're Among friends at
Oak Grove.Assembly of God
David .] fernandez.'Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613.Madlson Street Port St. Joe. fE
Schedule of Services
_nda_ 'Wednesday
Sunday School 9:4W5am 2d lWeek.Meal 5:00pm
Torning'Worship 10:45am. d- Week8ible Study 6:15pm
ids on the M'ove 10:45am Ministry in actionn 6:15psm
I Crooss Training Vouth 6:15pm
NMen's Ministry- .Monday -6:30pm
Ladies Ministry -Tuesday 7:00pm ,
Dynamic Praise -Worship- Preaching the Ture Word .'.


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Come into


The Star


today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Conteporary Service 9:00 a. m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Felowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
All Times are EST


Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
PASTOR
''Jff ait
Minister of Music/ Youthl
Deborah Loyles
Director of Children Ministries /


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT: :
iglIan b viet japti t (urt
4c 382 Ling Street Highland View
r Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Evening Service 7:00 p
Discipleship Training 6:00 p
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p


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eCatholec Church of Gulf CotIvI

St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)



S I'Orur iChurchan L t' h' iour homeI

fir.t Cuirchi of the' (a.arnc
4-'Ji L'rlq f .I ,'ill lii TI .'r sL Th 'ri.Ia '4ei
(8501 229-9596




Sun do W oir.phi Se e: 900 a m (ST



The people of o Beach United M ethodist d


111 North 22nd Street Me',co Beach, FL 32410







Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820



a milf Lie (hu
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join uspin worship ..O. .O .n. cny
10:30 Sunday Morning oco ma 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < > 8
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family ife Church
Visit 6urwebsite at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At' 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road),
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT


church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem



We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310


WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th' Street & Marvin Avenue )



A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe-Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. ,
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see th Lord good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join its in 'worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725



SFirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students '
Sunday School ............... 9:45 am
Worship Service 8:30 & 11 -00 am
Disciple Training .. ... ......... 6:00 pm'
Evening Worship .. '.. 7:00 pm:
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..... 6:30 pm'
Mon-Fri: Devotion on:105.5-FM. .. 7:49 am ET


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MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship SundaN. at 10 00 a m .and 6:00 p.mr
Bible Study Sundas jat 9 00 a m tall ages
Wednesday -v Pra3er and Bible Study at,6:30 p.m.
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Sunday School ..................... .... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship..................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service. ........ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon,
September 23, Beacon Hill Park, Great sports event
involving swimming, biking and running. More infor-
mation: www.TheBeachBlast.com.
The event will bring hundreds of visitors to the
area. Volunteers needed. Come support local athletes!
Annual Kingfish Shootout, Sept. 25-26, C-Quarters
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Music by the Bay, Each Thursday in Frank Pate
Park, Port St. Joe
Annual Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, October
6-7, Wewahitchka
Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival,
October 6-8, St. Joseph Bay. State Buffer Preserves, Port
. St. Joe
Annual Art and Wine Festival, October 21, Driftwood
Inn, Mexico Beach
Downtown Trick or Treat, October 31, Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe
The Oyster Spat Festival, Oct. 6- 8, St. George
Island
Apalachicola Community Yard Sale, Oct. 7,


Apalachicola
3rd Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber Golf
Tournament, Oct. 11, St. James Bay Golf Course,
Lanark Village
S Dixie Does Nashville; Part Deux, Songwriters in
the Round, Oct. 13-14, Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola


NOVEMBER
43rd Anhual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5,
Battery Park, Apalachicola
4th Annual Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-11, Dixie
Theatre, Apalachicola
Annual Christmas Celebration, Nov. 24, Downtown
Historic Apalachicola

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P.O. Box 308
Port St Joe, FL
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Fax To:
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Gulf County and Mexico
Beach havmecome together to
celebrate families and friends
with the first-ever "Movie
Night under the Stars."
Everyone's favorite alien will
land in Beacon Hill Park on
Sunday, September 3, 2006,
at 9 PM ET for a showing of
"ET" to kick-off what will be
a series of events throughout
the year that will entertain
and are free to the public.
In another collaborative
effort to benefit local resi-
dents and visitors, the Gulf
County Tourist Development
Council and the Mexico Beach
Community Development
Council joined forces recent-
ly to purchase a 16-foot by
9-foot jumbo outdoor movie
screen and .audio/video sys-
tem that will be the backdrop


for numerous "Movie Nights"
in both communities. So as
the sun goes down, the lights
will go up and the fun will
begin.
"Having a movie night is
a great way for both commu-
nities to come together and
enjoy being outside around
friends, family and neigh-
bors," explained Gulf County
TDC executive director Paula
Ramsey Pickett. "There is so
much to enjoy in our won-
derful parks and open areas
and bringing locals and visi-
tors together in a fun, family
atmosphere that everyone can
enjoy is what makes this area
so special."
So bring your blankets,
folding lounge chairs, pic-
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"This is just the begin-
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president of the Mexico
Beach CDC. "Our plan is to
rotate 'Movie Night under the
Stars' through both commu-
nities as often as possible.
This will hopefully become
an event that everyone will
look forward to. throughout
the area."
For more information on
"Movie Night," contact the
Gulf County TDC at 850-229-
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September 9 with the artist
present from 4-8 p.m. to
meet the public and dis-
cuss his photographs of
the rural south which were
inspired by Robert Frank
and Dorothea Lange.
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family across the ,United
States in the 1960's photo-
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daily life as he observed
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Heritage to document by
color photograph the revival
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Meting Schedule for Local Government
6ulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a month,
typidly tie second Tuesday of the month, though
durg th: summer that schedule is subject to
change. meetingss are typically conducted at dis-
tricbffices located on Middle School Drive in Port
St. oe, though during the school year the board
conuctsone monthly meeting at high schools at
eac endof the county.
The aext School Board workshop will be held
Au 28 it 1 p.m. in the board meeting room.
A public hearing on the budget will be held
Set. 1: at 4:30 p.m., followed by the School
BGrd'sregular meeting at 6 p.m.
Posings of all School Board regular and spe-
cii meetings and workshops can be found at the
dtrictoffices.


City of Port St. Joe
*.The Port St. Joe City Commission conducts
regular meetings twice a month, on the first and
third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. ET in the
Commission meeting room on the second floor
of City Hall on Cecil G. Costin Blvd. near Reid
Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regular and
special meetings and workshops can be found at
City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission con--
ducts regular meetings twice a month, on the sec-
ond and fourth Mondays of each month at 6 p.m.
CT in the first floor meeting room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regular and
special meetings and workshops can be found at
City Hall on Second Street.
Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners con-


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ducts regular meetings twice a month, at 6 p.m.
ET on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each
month in the Commission meeting room located
in the Robert Moore Administrative Building next
to the County Courthouse on Cecil G. Costin
Blvd.
Postings of all regular and special meetings
and workshops can be found at the Robert Moore
Administrative Building. .
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council conducts
its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. CT on the
second Tuesday of each month in the Civic Center
located behind the business district on 301' and
31" Streets.
Postings of all regular and special meetings
and workshops can be found at City Hall, located
on 141' Street, or the Civic Center.
County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting, typi-


cally during the lunch hour of the first Tuesday
of the month at Sunset Coastal Grill. For more
information contact the EDC at 229-1901.
Budget Hearings
Local residents and taxpayers should be
aware that summertime brings the budget pro-
cess to government entities around the area. All
the listed governmental bodies will be conducting
budget workshops and hearings throughout the
coming months.
We will post the times and places of all budget
meetings, but the information will also be avail-
able at the locations listed for finding meeting and
workshop agendas.
A note to civic organizations and other
groups in the area: submit meeting times
and locations to the newspaper and we will
publish them each week on this page.


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reninds boaters that the sum-
me long "Be a Survivor!" con-,
te, is also winding down, with
th final deadline for entries
September 4, 2006. For two
Thare weeks, boaters across the
country can still submit their
"arvival" stories and earn the
'*ciance to win one of several
ratingg, package surprises,
courtesy of West Marine@,
Ss well as the opportunity to
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Launched during National
Safe Boating Week in May, the
,contest is NSBC's latest inno-
vvation designed to promote key
-safety measures to. the more
than. 78 million recreational
Boaters who take to the water

each year. As spokesperson,
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stories of how they've been
saved by a life jacket. Entries
may be submitted online at
www.SafeBoatingCampaign.
com or by visiting any West
Marine@ store nationwide.
As the last big "boating
weekend" of the traditional
summer boating season, Labor
Day weekend is the perfect
opportunity to reach mass
numbers of boaters with an
invitation to participate in the
contest. "This initiative aris-
es from our overall objective
of highlighting boating safety
behaviors particularly life
jacket wear that could save
lives on the water," says Virgil
Chambers, Executive Director
of the NSBC. "When boaters
are taking responsibility for
their safety and the safety of
their passengers," Chambers
. says, "everyone wins."
Winners of the "Be a
Survivor!" contest will be
announced on October 15,
2006. Prizes include a two-
person inflatable Skedaddle
kayak, a Weekend Water Sports
Package, and two Comfort
'Series Inflatable belt pack per-
sonal floatation devices (PFDs).
Their stories will also' be pub-
lished in NSBC's book, Saved


By the Jacket.
As annual boating fatalities
have decreased, the percentage
due to neglecting life jacket
wear has risen 90 percent of
boaters who drowned in 2004
were NOT wearing life jackets.
The NSBC hopes to reverse
this trend by raising boater
awareness of advances in the
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Boating Campaign began in
1957 and is, coordinated by the
National Safe Boating Council
(NSBC) in partnership with
the U.S. ,Coast Guard and the,
National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators
(NASBLA). National Safe
Boating Week (NSBW) is the
official annual kick-off of the


North American Safe Boating
Campaign, encouraging life
jacket wear as well as sober
recreational boating, proper
vessel, maintenance, and rec-
reational boater education.
The Safe Boating Campaign's
efforts reach out to boating
communities nationwide and in
Canada, with additional efforts
focused on the top-ranking
states for boating fatalities. For
more information visit www.
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Internet channels offer cus-
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boat manufacturers, marine
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agencies. For more information
on West' Marine's products
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shopping, visit WestMarine.
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(1-800-262-8464).'


Upcoming Events for Gulf


Coast Woman's Club


September 21st 6ulf
Coast Woman's Club invites
you to pamper yourself with a
fun. filled and exciting evening
of Fashions from Stein Mart
and Jewelry from Premier
Designs. Enjoy delicious Hors
d' oeuvres, beverages and win
great door prizes. September
21st 7:00 RM. at Grace
Presbyterian Church (corner
of Airport Rd. and Lisenby
Ave.) $5 donation is request-
ed at the door. Proceeds
will go to the American
Cancer Society's R.O.C.K.
Scholarship Fund. For more


information call 763-7939
October 24th The 4th
Annual Decorating for the
Holidays will be sponsored
by Gulf Coast Woman's Club.
Award Winmling Florist, Kirby
Holt will be bringing lots of
new ideas for Fall and Holiday
decorations for your home.
Two Shows will be held 10:00
A.M. and 6:30 PM. at the first
Methodist Church Trinity
Center. Advanced tickets are
$10 and at the door $12. For
more information call 763-
7939. Proceeds will go to local
charities.


Gulf Coast Workforce Board


The Gulf Coast
Workforce Board will hold
its monthly executive and
general board meeting on
Tuesday, September 12,
2006 at 11:30 a.m. cenL-
tral standard time. The
meeting is video-telecon-
ferenced between the Gulf


Coast Community College
Workforce. Center Board
Room, 625 Highway 231,
Panama City, Florida and
the Gulf/Franklin Center
Building A, Room 106, 3800
Garrison Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida.


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ESCAMBIA COUNTY
August 19-20, Officer
Keith Clark worked an inshore
JEA detail in the Pensacola
Pass area adjacent to the Gulf
of Mexico. He checked 20 ves-
sels and made four fisheries
arrests for undersize triple-
tail, undersize king mackerel,
over-the-bag limit of red snap-
per, and possession of seven
undersize red snapper. Officer
Clark also made one arrest on
a warrant out of Santa Rosa
County during the detail.
On August 19, Lt. Wayne
Williams responded to USCG
Station Pensacola involving a
diver being transported from
offshore who was experiencing
medical problems. Apparently
the 55-year-old male, a cer-
tified experienced diver, had
just completed a dive on the
USS Oriskany, located approx-
imately 26 miles offshore of
Pensacola, The male com-
plained of chest pains and
lost consciousness. Dive com-
panions performed CPR while
returning to shore. Their
efforts were unsuccessful. The
incident is under investiga-
tion by USCG Sector Mobile.
The Escambia County Medical
Examiner has not released the
results of the autopsy for a
cause of death.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
On August 20, Officers
Joe Murphy and Jason


Marlow worked an alligator
detail in the Escambia River
and Delta, checking permitted
alligator hunters. At the end
of the shift, they interrupted
a vehicle/vessel theft near the
boat ramp in Mills Bayou adja-
cent to Mulatto Bayou. As
they were preparing to recover
their patrol boat, they heard
some metallic sounds near
the dirt road that approached
the boat ramp. They inves-
tigated and found a pickup,
vessel and trailer unattended
in the road. The vehicle door
was open with the keys in
the ignition. Officer Murphy
noticed that the vessel's 90
h15 engine was unbolted and
ready to be removed. The
control cables and lines had
been cut. Moments later offi-
cers' received a BOLO fitting
the description of the suspect
vehicle and vessel. The prop-
erty had just been reported
stolen from the I-10 Bridge
construction site near Archie
Glover Boat Ramp on Mulatto
Bayou. The investigation was
turned over to Santa Rosa
County Sheriff's Office Crime
Scene Unit.
BAY COUNTY
Officer Joe Chambers was
conducting resource/license
inspections at the Dupont
Bridge when a subject found
Fishing without a license con-
tinued to give false informa-


tion as to his true identity.
When Officer Chambers finally
located some paperwork in a
vehicle that revealed the sub-
ject's true'identity, the subject
said, "You got me, I've got a
warrant." The subject was
found to have a felony war-
rant out of Alabama and now
has two additional charges for
no fishing license and provid-
ing false information to a law
enforcement officer.
GULF COUNTY
Officer Tony Lee received a
complaint of a sailboat aground
near the beach, seven miles
south of St. Joseph Point in
the Gulf of Mexico. Officer Lee
discovered the 41-foot sailboat
had been stolen from Panama
City the day before. Officer
Lee swam out to the vessel arid
searched it for persons and
contraband. The vessel was
turned over to the owner who
contacted Sea Tow for the sal-
vage operation. Panama City
Police Department investiga-
tors were also contacted.
Officer Shon Brower
stopped a vehicle when he
suspected the operator was
driving under the influence.
The subject submitted to field
sobriety tasks and was subse-
quently arrested for DUI. The
subject's breath alcohol con-
tent was .12. He was booked
into the Gulf County Jail.


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On August 22, at approxi-
mately 6:00 p.m. Felecia R.
Gathers, age 28, of Panama
City, Florida was arrested for
violation of court ordered pro-
bation. Gathers is currently
on probation for sale of a con-
trolled substance. Gathers was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
On August 23, at approxi-
mately 9:43 p.m., Adam J.
Whitfield, age 27, of Port St.
-Joe, was arrested for disor-
derly intoxication and resist-
ing arrest. Whitfield was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On August 24, at approxi-
mately 8:59 a.m., Melvin K.
Brown age 32, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for possession
of "crack" cocaine, resisting
arrest with violence and sell of
"crack" cocaine. Upon placing
Brown under lawful arrest he
resisted by pushing a bicycle
into a law enforcement officer
causing injuries to this officer.
Brown was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On August 25, at approxi-
mately 8:46 p.m., Luis A.
Gutierres-Romereo, age 19
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for driving without a license:
Gutierres-Romereo was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On August 26, at approxi-
mately 1:15 a.m., Thomas
Vicente, age 18 was arrested
for driving without a license.
Vicente was transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
On August 26, at approxi-
mately 2:00 a.m., Andrew J.
Spires, age 20 of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for driving with a
suspended license. Spires was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On August 27, at approxi-
mately 10:0 a.m., Adam K.
Kennedy, age 18, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for resisting
arrest with violence. Kennedy
was transported to the Gulf
'County Jail to await first
appearance.
On August 27, at approxi-
mately 1:31 p.m., Thomas C.


Police Departmeit:


Leslie, age 49 of Port St. Joe,
Florida was arrested for vio-
lation of community control.
Leslie is currently on condi-
tional release for sale/manu-
facture/delivery of marijuana
and aggravated assault with a
weapon. Thomas was booked
into the Gulf County JaiL
On August 25, The Port St.
Joe Police Department hosted
a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint
Operation on Highway 98 at
Industrial Road. The Gulf
County Sheriff Department,
Port St. Joe Fire Department,
Gulf County EMS and Gulf
Correctional Institute also
participated in this opera-
tion. There were 252 cars that
were checked during this 4-
hour operation. This operation
resulted in two DUI arrests,
two drug arrests, two arrests
for driving without a license
and numerous citations issued
for other traffic related viola-
tions. The Port St. Joe Police
Department would like to
thank everyone who -assisted
in making this operation a suc-
cess. We also thank the public
for their encouragement and
patience as officers carry out
these important operations to
keep our roadways safe. The
Port St. Joe Police Department,
Gulf County SheriffDepartment
and Florida Highway Patrol are
committed to promoting safety
for all citizens. The goal of
these law enforcement agen-
cies is to ensure everyone using
the highway and roadway sys-
tem in Gulf County may do
so safely and to provide a
deterrent for those who violate
laws. Enforcement is a tool
to facilitate the achievement of
this safety. Recognizing that
alcohol is consistently involved
in many crashes resulting in a
fatality mandates unwavering
attention. Reducing.death and
injury associated with impaired
drivers is one of the most
important objectives of this
group. The State of Florida,
Gulf County, and "the City of
Port St. Joe provide the road-
way as a benefit to the public at
large. Accordingly, these agen-
cies seek to safeguard all driv-


ers through the ise oft non-
intrusive checkpoint tcdetect
and remove impaired rivers
from the road. Tie usbf the
Roadside Sobriety ^hecboint,
public education aid eibrce'
ment are combine to ahieve
and enhance the rnductin ihi
deaths and injuriescausd by
impaired vehicle )periors:
These law enforcement gen-
cies are dedicated toiggrtsive
DUI law enforcement. 'ero
tolerance of DUI coitinus to
be a top priority in raffi(aw
enforcement.
DUI Checkpoint 1aannd.
for SeptemberOl
The Port St. Je Pcce
Department will be coiducng
a DUI checkpoint on Setemnr
1st in the vicinity of lighay
98 and Industrial load is
part of the Labor Day latioal
Enforcement Crackdovn.
The Labor Day latiorj
Enforcement Cracidomi
runs from August 18 tiroui
September 4, 2006. Tie gol
is to save lives through tie us
of high visibility DUI etforct
ment operations. The caqro
paign theme is Drunk Divink
Over the Limit. 'Under Arest,
"The goal of this &eci;
point is to identify and apre.
hend impaired drivers blfoj
they cause crashes," said )hiel
James Hersey. "Unfortunitely,
some people go to the bea ori-
a cookout, have a few drhks,
and then drive home i1iile
impaired. We plan to apr,e-
hend them before they case
crashes."
Florida, crash statisticsfor
2005 indicate that 1,240 w-e
killed in alcohol-related trfic
crashes. This was a 13.7/o
increase over 2004.
"We have to work togeh-
er to lower the death toll 'n
our roads," said Chief Hersry.
"I encourage everyone to' at
responsibly during the Labtr
Day Holiday. If you 'plari :b
drink, arrange to use a des.-
nated driver, public transpoi-
tation, or a. taxi. Remembt]
if your breath alcohol levd'
is "Over the Limit," you'll be
"Under Arrest."


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Red Wol
Red wolf male #1461
made history as the first red
wolf to swim from St. Vincent
Island to the Florida mainland
in Gulf County. This is the
first time a red wolf has been
confirmed to leave St. Vincent
National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
in the 16-year history of the
red wolf project. Juveniles
are normally removed from
the island at approximately
18 months of age, so #1461's
dispersal at 15 months was
unexpected. The red wolf was
apprehended within 30 hours
of setting traps.
Thom Lewis, Wildlife
Biologist, said, "Wolves with
tracking collars are moni-
tored regularly on St. Vincent
Island." When Refuge staff
heard no signal from #1461's
tracking collar, private and
agency resources were imme-


If Apprehended
diately mobilized to find and and Wildlife Service e
capture the animal. Michael ees and volunteers froi
Cassidy's timely report to the ous locations that kep
Refuge of sighting an animal of the wolf 24 hours
on the mainland wearing a Harris also thanks th
tracking collar was very useful vate landowners, Floric
information. Within 24 hours, and Wildlife Consei
Speed Aviation, Inc., and pilot Commission, U.S. Depa
Ron Auringer, were contracted of Agriculture and U.S.
to fly an aerial survey. The Service staff for their su
wolf was located within 5 min- Lewis said this c
utes after take off and the loca- demonstrates to the loci
tion pinpointed within 25 min- munity that the St.
utes. The entire flight lasted NWR, in the rare ever
only 38 minutes. red wolf leaving the isl;
The St. Vincent NWR can effectively and eff
Manager, Monica Harris, would capture red wolves fro
like to thank Mr. Cassidy for mainland.
quickly reporting the sighting, The St. Vincent NM
Lucas Morgan for access to St. one of only two island
Joe Land Development prop- gation sites, plays an
erty, the Red Wolf Recovery tant role in the Rec
Program who sent two wildlife Recovery Program. Pup
biologists to assist with the on the Island are mo
trapping, and to the U.S. Fish the Alligator River N


mploy-
m vari-
t track
a day.
he pri-
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rtment
Forest
ipport.
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Vincent
it of a
and we
iciently
)m the

WR, as
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ved to
national


quickly
Wildlife Refuge and are soon
released into the established
red wolf population in north-
eastern North Carolina. St.
Vincent Island provides an
excellent transitional environ-
ment for young red wolves
prior to beginning life in North
Carolina.
Red Wolf Recovery
Program field biologists are
planning to remain at St.
Vincent NWR this week to help
capture three other siblings
of wolf #1461 that live on St.
Vincent Island. All four wolves
were previously scheduled to
be sent to North Carolina by
October.
Questions or comments
about this activity should be
directed to St.Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge, 850-653-
8808.


Thorn Lewis, Wildlife Biologist, holds red wolf #1461 within
hours of capture. Photo by Monica Harris.


St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Update
Fish Kill lakes. Now it is apparent that one predator to sea turtle nests
Due to drought condi- many fish survived the storm on the refuge and have already
tions this year St. Vincent NWR only to face the current envi- destroyed seven nests this year.
recently documented fish kills ronmental conditions. One nest was also predated on
iin the refuge impoundments. The US Fish and Wildlife while hatching. Hogs attempt-
The water levels are very low in Service Fisheries Office and ed to damage 3 other nests.
the lakes. High temperatures Welaka National Fish Hatchery So far this turtle season, staff
and low dissolved oxygen levels are very supportive of the fish- removed two large hogs from
liave caused mortality in blue- series on St. Vincent Island the beach where nests were
gill, largemouth bass, redfish, and are willing to help restock destroyed.
trout, and mullet. when environmental conditions For more information,
Lastyear, Hurricane Dennis improve. please contact the Refuge
damaged the water control Sea Turtles Manager, Mrs. Monica Harris
-structures leaving us unsure Volunteers and staff at St. at 850/653-8808.
df what was left of the fisheries Vincent NWR have reported "Our mission is working
program that had recently been 37' sea turtle nests this year. with others to conserve, pro-
restocked. Plans were in place. All documented nests are log- tect, and enhance fish, wildlife,
-tosurvey the lakes in April but gerhead with many starting to and plants and their habitats
the water levels were too -low hatch with good success. for the continuing benefit of the
rfor the survey boat to check the Feral hogs are the number America people."

Boaters Asked To Stay Safe Distance From Wild Dolphins


It seems so innocent --
throwing bits of food to a hun-
gry dolphin couldn't hurt any-
-thing. At least, that's what some
-people think. The truth is,
feeding dolphins is a destruc-
)tive and illegal practice that
,rpay ensure tlhe animal's death
,pr injury.
Both the NOAA Fisheries
Service and Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) are urging
,boaters to enjoy seeing dol-
phins but to view them at a
,'distance.
i"We want people to enjoy
seeing wild dolphins but to
do so responsibly," said Stacey
Carlson, NOAA's bottlenose
,dolphin, coordinator. "We rec-
ommend people remain at least
50 yards from wild dolphins
,and to use binoculars if they
'want a better look." ;
She said it is a federal
,violation for anyone to feed
or harass dolphins, which can
include touching. The regula-
tions are in place, according to


Carlson, to help prevent harm,
to the animals.
Law enforcement officers
from both agencies are pri-
oritizing this enforcement ini-
tiative and will be taking the
appropriate enforcement action
when violations are observed.
Feeding wild dolphins is harm-
ful because dolphins lose their
natural wariness of humans and
become habituated to receiving
"free" hand-outs decreasing
their willingness to find food'
on their own. This can also
lead to dolphins engaging in
such destructive behavior 'as
Raiding fishermen's lines, and
even being injured or killed by
passing boats.
"Apparently there's one-
female dolphin with a calf that
have been fed in the past in St.
Andrews Bay at Panama City,
and now the female has taught
her calf to beg for handouts. In
situations like these, it's typi-
cal to see dolphins with fishing
lures or hooks embedded in
their mouths or throats. In


this case, both mother and calf
have been hooked by recre-
ational gear in the past year,"
she said.
The best thing, Carlson
said; is to remember that these
are wild marine mammals, and
to treat them accordingly. While
it apparently hasn't happened
yet in. the Panhandle, Carlson
said there have been incidents
. in South Florida where people
who were trying to touch or
feed a known, habituated dol-
phin were bitten and injured,
requiring medical attention.
She said people can learn
more about responsible dolphin
viewing by visiting http://www.'
nmfs.ndaa.gov/education/southeast/.
Questions and answers about
general behavior around dol-
phins are available at http://sero.
nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/protres.htm.
Complaints concerning
dolphin feeding or harassment
can be reported to the NOAA
Fisheries Enforcement Hotline
1-800-853-1964. The FWC' s
Wildlife Alert hotline is 1-888-
404-3922.,


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Homecoming Parade


The 2006 Port St Joe
High School Homecoming
Parade will take place Friday,
September 29, 2006. The
parade will begin at 3:30
p.m. eastern time and all
floats, cars, and marching
units should be in place by
2:45. Anyone who wishes


to participate in the parade
please contact Wayne Taylor
at wtaylor()gulf.kl2.fl.us or
I can be reached by phone in
the NJROTC Unit, 229-6177.
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-I RE-ELECT *


I SUMUUL IBUARI- MEMBEIIt, DUI, I KIT I T

Your Full-Time Board Member


Education
.1967 Graduate of Port St. Joe High School,
'Graduate of Jones College

Gulf County School Board
*Full time board member, serving since 1990 never missing a
regular board meeting
'Member, Florida School Boards Association 840 hours
boardsmanship training
*Certified School Board member since 1995 annual renewal
completed each year since


*Master Board Member
*Executive Committee Member, Small School District Council
Consortium
-Developer of the Veterans Day Program at Port St.Joe High
School in 1992 and facilitates this program annually
-Since 1994 coordinator of the alumni portion of Port St. Joe
High School's Homecoming festivities
'Facilitator of "Celebrating 50 Years of Football on Shark
Field" 2005

INVOLVEMENT
Professional
-Florida School Boards Association Mentor for new school
board members, 2000 Present
'First Certified School Board member of Gulf County'

Civic
*Member of the Organizing Board for'the J, Lamar Faison
Memorial Scholarship, 2002 Present, Director,
*Centennial Building Renovation Committee,, 1999
.Gulf County Economic Development Council, Member of
Organizing Board, 1997 2002, Secretary
.American Cancer Society Board, 1995 1997
'Co-founder of the Herman R. Dean Scholarship of Music,
1992 Present, Director
*Coordinator of "Just Say No" and Red Ribbon
Campaigns, 1987-1995
-Port St. Joe Dixie Youth'Baseball Board of Directors,
Secretary Treasurer, 1985-1989
*Port St. Joe Elementary School Parent Teacher Association
President 3 yrs., Treasurer 2 yrs., Membership
Chairman 6 yrs.
'Committee that coordinated initial Port St.Joe Elementary
yearbook, 1984
-Port St.Joe Elementary and High School volunteer,
1982 1990 volunteering in excess of 2,700 hours

Awards and Recognitions
'Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence iin
Community Service Award, 2003
'Veterans of Foreign Wars Community Service Volunteer
Award in 1997
-Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the
Year, 1996

Community
'St..Joseph Historical Society
.Friends of the Gulf County Public
Library'Building Committee,
IEducation Foundation of Gulf
County : .
'Gulf County Scholarship Trust
'Board of Directors of the Gulf
County Community Development
Corporation
*Board of Directors of the Parent
Support Group for Academic
Excellence

Family
'Married to Paul Pierce with one son, Jonathan
*Parents are Dave and Sara Maddox

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By: Mica Ashcraft
With all the fun and pre-
tests out of the way, teachers
are starting to buckle down.
This past week students were
challenged with their first tests
and are now getting into the
swing of things. This promises
to be an eventful week with
all of the clubs and activities
gearing up for the 06-07 school
year.


Office
The office would like to
remind all students and pay-
ents that there will be under-
classmen pictures and senior
retakes on September 5. Also,
the deadline for the SAT regis-
tration is September 12. There
will be a college career day
Friday September 15 where
.several colleges will be repre-
senting. There will be no school
Monday September 4 for Labor
Day. The office would also like
to remind students who do not
have parking permits to get one
A.S.A.P or they will lose there
driving privileges.
Seniors
Mrs. Barbee would like to
remind all students and par-
ents that seniors need to turn
in their $80 down payment for
their invitations on September
15th. Mr. Lanford will be here
for this date only.
Juniors
Attention juniors and par-
ents. The juniors need help on
Friday nights to work the con-
cession stands at the football
games. Contact Mrs. Taylor in
bookkeeping if you are will-
ing to help. Also, homecoming
week is September 25-29; we
will be decorating our class
float at GT-Comrn. All parents


are welcome to attend and help
support the students.
Sports
This week didn't go as
planned for our State Champion
Sharks as they lost 29-28 to the
Blounstown Tigers. However,
they plan to rebound this Friday
night as they face the Marianna
Bulldogs at the Shark Stadium
at 7:30pm EST. "Marianna has
the second leading back in the
state, Phillip Sylvester." Coach
Palmer stated. The Sharks also
have to defend the district title
this season. "Districts will be
tougher this season because
Jay and Freeport always bring
something new to the table. The
toughest of teams in our district
is of course Wewa because of
the big rivalry." Coach Palmer
stated.
Clubs
The new Keyette perspec-
tives are working hard to join
the club. They have been mak-
ing donations to the Goodwill
and volunteering at the Humane
Society. Their initiation will be
during half time of the JV foot-
ball game on September 21.
The SGA is voting on the 06-07
council this coming week and
this year is sure to be a success.
They would also like to thank
their sponsors that helped on
the first day of school.
To all students; I challenge
you to strive for your goals and
to do your best. Try new things
and get involved with school
clubs and activities. "The roots
of education are bitter, but
the fruit is sweet." -Aristotle.
Remember when the going gets
tough just stick it out, and it
will be worth it. Good luck and
have a great school year.


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August 23, 2006 -- With more
school districts struggling to
keep programs in arts and
music alive, Airborne, Inc.,
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District.
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"With budgets becoming
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faced with the difficult deci-.
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ATTENTION PARENTS:
An "Open House" has
- been scheduled for September
6th from 5:30-6:30 and will
Give parents the opportunity to
pick up progress reports, sign
up for Pinnacle passwords,
* and to vote for the School
Advisory Board. Also, a work-
shop on Science Fair projects
will be held for all 6th grade
parents. Parents, this will be
a very important and informa-
tive "Open House," please plan
to attend!
Student Government
candidates were chosen last


week. Candidates running for
President are Erica Balogh,
Evan Brumbaugh, Maverick
Dugger, and Nick Scheffer;
running for Vice President
are Daniel May and LeGrand
McLemore; running for 6th
grade Senators are Javarri
Beachum, Carley Clements,
Jackie Collinsworth, Cierra
Scoggins and Alex Wood.
SGA speeches will be held
on September 1st during 2nd
period and voting will follow.
Good Luck to all the can-
didates and remember SGA
campaign signs may ONLY be


placed on the tri-pods and
each candidate is allowed
ONLY one poster each.
Student Government offi-
cers already chosen are Your
Secretary: Adrian Browning,
Your Treasurer: Blaine Bush,
Your 8th grade Senators: Adam
Hodge and Amber McCullough,
and Your 7th Grade Senator:
Joe Rish. Congratulations to
all of you and good luck in
your new positions!
The first Home Football
Game of the 2006-2007 season
will be held on August 31st at
6 p.m. in Shark Stadium. The
Sharks will take on Florida
High! Come to the game and
support your school!
Don't forget that on Friday
September 1st we'll be having
Sundaes on Friday to reward
all those students who have
no discipline referrals for the
month of August!


Parents,
You are able to monitor
your child's grades online. Go
to www.gulf.kl2.fl.us www.gulf.kl2.fl.us> and click
on:
a. for the parents
b. view grades online
c. click here to begin
You will need to enter the
student ID and PIN Code and
then select Port St. Joe Middle
School.
If you do not have a PIN
Code, please call 227-3211 to
make an appointment. You
will need to sign a release and
show proof of identity.
All students have new
Pinnacle passwords this year,
not just those students new
to the school. Sorry for any
inconvenience this will cause.


Troy Hires New Admissions The Lion's Tale for August 30, 2006


Recruiter for Florida Region


Troy University has
named Tiffani M. Stephens to
"-lead its recruiting efforts in
' Florida high schools.
The former Florida
State University majorette
has, joined the TROY staff
ais an admissions counselor
and recruiter. Her service
area includes the Florida
panhandle.
"I look forward to
having someone exploring
S-opportunities in Florida,"
said Buddy Starling, dean,
of enrollment management
,who oversees the admissions
process.. "Tiffani brings
'enthusiasm and energy to
recruiting Florida high school
- students." .


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Swamp!
SBy Santana Gaskin, Megan
* :' Peak and Matthew Miller
-. The year started off with
.a bang at Wewa High. On the
-"first day of school when the
Students returned, they were
engulfed with a day of fun and
games. At the start of the day
-* the Student Government per-
-formed a hysterical skit that
grabbed the student's, atten-
tion. Then afterwards an array
', of games took place. Games
.included Tug-a-War (won by
.sophomore girls and senior
I'boys), most spirited, class
which the seniors loudly won,
Since block sitting and limbo."
A few new faces looked
Son as the games were played.
These students are part of the
foreign exchange program.
,Jhullada Thongcharoen (Belle)
From Thailand, Sin Hang Yiu
(Izabelle) -from Hong Kong,
Guilherme' Garrido (Ghi) and
.,Joao Vieira (John) both from
SBrazil have joined bur senior
class this year. We are hop-
ing to learn a lot from each of
them. ,
Last week our Gator foot-
ball team gave a valiant effort
against ,AMU but came up a
little with a 19-12 loss.. The
SGators will play again on Sept.
1 against South Walton at 7:00
and then again on Sept. 8
against Cottondale at 7:00.
Come out and support your
GATORS.
On Weds. August 23rd
Wewa High school had a visit
from the 6 candidates running
for the State Representative,
District One. Mr. Bullard
arranged for all the candidates
to come out .and field ques-
tions from students about
problems facing our area. Mr.
William Fisher (R) from Central
Florida, Mr. Lee Sullivan (R)
from Alabama, Mrs. Janice
Lucas (D) from Panama City,
Mr. Cameron Skinner (R),
Mr. Jimmy Patronis (R) from
Panama City, and Mr. Raymond
Guillary (D) gladly shared their
thoughts and ideas with the
students.
S The students had thought-'
Sful questions-about such issues
Sas drugs, sexual predators, job
increases, gay marriage, immi-
Snent domain, and, of course
the FCAT. We would like to
thank all the representatives
for visiting our schools' and
also thank Mr. Bullard who
Sput a lot of effort into arrang-
Sfng the visits. .
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A former advertising sales
assistant for the Northwest
Florida Daily News, Stephens
has been active in Florida's
Junior Miss Program and was
a reporter for FSU's Seminole
Productions and WFSU TV.
About 200 students from
Florida currently attend Troy
University's main campus in
Troy, Ala.
"I am so excited to be
working with Troy University.
I have grown up visiting Troy
, and am so happy to be a
part of this University," she
said. "I am looking forward to
being able to share the values
and traditions of TROY with
high school students in the
state of Florida."


Our first three weeks back
to school have gone. very well.
Teachers and students are get-
ting back into the school rou-
tine. We thank the Lord that
parking is much better this year
with Twentieth Street available
for use. Please be patient as we
wait for the sidewalks between
the buildings to be completed.
We ask our parents to be care-
ful if you are in these areas as
this is still a construction site,
and it is not cleaned up for stu-
dent use.
This week we present to
you our new third grade teach-
er, Mrs. Jeannie Davis. Born in
London, England, Miss Jeanie
came to the United States six
years ago and has been in Port
St. Joe for four years. For three
of these years, she has worked
at Faith Christian School as
a teacher's aide and as an art
teacher. When asked about
how she has adjusted to life
in America, Miss Jeanie gave
praise to God for this town
and the people who have made
her and her granddaughter,
Simone, feel a part of this com-
munity. She praises God for
His provision and His amazing
grace. Even though separated
from her real family by thou-


sands of miles, she feels as if
she also has a family here. The
children at FCS are quite used
to Miss Jeanie's British accent,
and frequently get a chuckle
when they hear her uniquely
British expressions. When she
informed her class that she was
applying for U.S. citizenship
and would soon be a citizen
like them, Kaleb Hamm asked
her if that meant she would talk
like them, tool
Christmas card sales are
in full swing and going well. We
encourage everyone to support
our children as they go out to
sell quality Christmas items.
Remember that proceeds from
these sales bless the commu-
nity and our school by helping
to keep tuition down.
Yearbooks for 2005-2006
were distributed at .the assem-
bly program Monday. This year-
book was dedicated to our last
year's principal, Mrs. Lorilea
Beightol. Miss Lori and her fam-
ily moved to North Carolina. We
really miss her, Mark, Emma,
and Jared, and we pray the
Lord's blessings on their new
life there. Thank you, Miss
Beth, for a beautiful job oh our
2006 yearbook.


Pinnacle Provides Parents

Access To Student Grades 06-07


Parents have the ability to
monitor their child's grades,
attendance and assignment
information for each class
from their Internet access at
home or from another location
of their choice.
Access to student
information through the
district's Parent Internet
Viewer (PIV) requires Internet
connection and a confidential
user name and password
issued by the school to the legal
custodial parent/guardian.,
In order to receive viewer
right, the following criteria
must be met:
(1) MUST be the legal
custodian of the student;
(2) MUST provide a picture
ID at the time of requesting


the confidential PIV user name
and password; and
(3) MUST sign the PIV
release form.
All students were issued
new user names and passwords
for the 2006-2007 school year.
This is to continue to ensure
confidentiality. Each school
has designated one person
responsible for assigning user
names and passwords. They
are Carol Faison (PSJH); --
--(PSJM); DeEtta Smallwood
(PSJE); Terry stryker
(WHS); --.(WMS); Ashley
Davidson (WES). Please call
the designated person for an
appointment to receive your
confidential user name and
password.


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MAKING IT STICK!
If you have ever bought or sold
home, you are probably famil-
iar with the term Multiple List-
ing Service. It's a convenient
way to locate most homes for
sale, and access to that data
has created a new kind of buy-
er who expects a high level of
service from real estate profes-
sionals, and the competition is
admittedly fierce.
With nearly three out of four
buyers searching the Internet
for homes, the role of agents
has certainly changed, but has
not lessened in any way. Now
that locating a suitable-prop-
erty has become easier, it's the
ability to negotiate an, accept-
ed Offer To Purchase that be-
comes paramount, especially
in hot markets where sellers
may be entertaining multiple
offers.


When the offer i- accepted, the
rest of the Big Picture comes
into new. An agent or bro-
ker is essential for organizing
all the aspects that will bring
the transaction to a success-
ful close. .Consider arrang-
ing inspections, guiding the
Mortgage process, setting up
escrow accounts, securing title
insurance, helping plan the
move, arrange the' closing, and
so on.
There is no doubt that the In-
ternet and wide access to real
estate data has improved the
buyer's knowledge and posi-
tion, but you can't buy the
kind of experience that a pro-
fessional can offer. You can
find your next home online,
,but it takes an agent to put
you in it!

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The Southern Chinch Bug


by Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension
Director
The Chinch bug belongs
to a group of insects we call
"true bugs" along with plant
bugs and stink bugs they have
that characteristic "buggy"
odor if crushed. Chinch bugs
start the size of pinhead when
first hatched (reddish in color
with white strip) and grow
to 1/5 inch adult (black with
white or silvery wings). They
feed on the grass by sucking
juices, which leads to a yel-
low and then brown color as
grass dies. Most rapid loss
occurs when temperatures are
high and grass is dry. Areas
near the edges of walks and
drives are often the first to be
affected.
How to detect them:
Chinch bugs can be seen with
. the unaided eye. To spot them
part the grass at the edge of a
yellowing spots and watch a
few minutes. Repeat this sev-
eral times. If there, they will be
seen scurrying about. Another
technique is to cut the two
ends from a coffee can, push
it into the soil, and then slowly
fill it with water. If present,
chinch bugs will swim to the
surface. An easier method is
to mix two tablespoons of any
dishwashing soap to two gal-
lons of water (without making
suds) and pouring this over a
two-foot square area that is
yellowing. Wait a few minutes
and if chinch bugs are pres-
ent they'll come up. Always
check at the edge of where yel-
low turns to green. Checking
in dead areas will give poor
results.
Non-chemical controls:
Studies have-revealed that the
frequent application of. liquid
or quick release fertilizers
encourage chinch bugs. Going


to two fertilizer applications
per year (March and August)
and using a 16-4-8, 15-0-15 or
10-10-10 (minimum 30% slow
release nitrogen) has shown
to. reduce the incidence of
chinch bugs. Many homeown-
ers, using low fertilizer lev-
els, report going years without
having chinch bugs.
It has also been shown that
prolonged periods of moisture
stress encourage chinch bugs.
Keeping the lawn watered


Roy Lee Carter


(not over-watered) makes a
difference in their activity.
Remember that mowing high
with a sharp blade conserves
water and helps to prevent
drought stress as well.
Thickly thatched lawns -
ones where old dead runners
were never removed before
grass was allowed to grow
back tend to harbor chinch
bugs. Such lawns may need
detaching. There are special
machines that can be rented
to do this.
Finally, there are varieties
of St. Augustine grass that are
resistant to chinch bugs. The
newest one on the market is a


variety that wants full sun and
most yards cannot provide
this so other varieties would
perform better, even if they
were less tolerant of chinch
bugs.
Chemical options: When
it is determined chinch bugs
are present and causing dam-
age, a pesticide should be
applied. Products containing
Malathion, Sevin or Orthene
are suggested for homeowner
use.
To apply a product prop-
erly, read the pesticide label.
If liquids are used they can
be applied with a hose-end
attachment. To make sure that
the proper amount is used, do
a test run with only water in
the jar and see how far that
amount covers at the walking
speed you will be using. That
will determine how fast or
slow you walk will to put out a
certain amount of gallons for
a particular square foot area.
It's easiest to divide the lawn
into 1,000 sq. fit areas and
treat one section at a time, but
unnecessary to treat the whole
lawn. Only treat those sec-
tions that are infested. This
reduces the damage to benefi-
cial insects that might be pres-
ent who feed on chinch bugs
(ex: Big-eyed bug and earwig).
A follow up spray is often war-
ranted.
As an alternative, granular
formulations may be used and
put on with s spreader. They
should be watered in lightly
with about 1/8 inch of water
right after application. Keep
monitoring to make sure con-
trol has been achieved.
For more information
on chinch bug control please
contact your local County
Cooperative Extension Office
or local garden'center


The Ocean Conservancy Announces


Results of the International Coastal


Cleanup; Next Cleanup Set for September


Washington, DC-The
Ocean Conservancy released
reports today on cumulative
marine debris data, gath-
ered during The International
Coastal Cleanup. The col-
lected data, which includes
figures from 1986 to the most
recent cleanup in 2005, pro-
vides the clearest picture of
marine debris currently avail-
able. It also provides insight
into the causes and sources of
marine debris.
2005 Results: During
the most recent cleanup,
450,000 volunteers removed
8.2 million pounds of
debris from 18,000 miles of
coasts, spanning 74 different
nations.
All-time Results: To
date, 6.2 million volunteers
have removed a grand total of
109 million pounds of debris
from the world's beachesJ
and waterways. These shore-
lines have spanned 179 mil-
lion miles in 127 different
nations.
All-time Sources:
According to all-time cleanup
data, people have the power
to end marine debris: 59
percent of all debris is from
land-based shoreline or rec-
reational activities, and an
additional 29 percent is from
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ties. The remaining items are
a mix from oceanic activities,
medical or hygeienic materi-
als, or the result of dumping.
"Marine debris kills wild-
life and is a threat to the local
environment, not to mention
an eyesore," said Vickie Matter,
Director of the International
Coastal Cleanup. "The infor-
mation we've collected over
the past 20 years shows that
it's ultimately a manmade
problem, which means it is
highly solvable. The real solu-
tion is prevention, and that
takes responsible behavior.
Raising awareness is key."
The data release also
marks the start of the count-
down to the 2006 International
Coastal Cleanup, scheduled
for September 16, 2006. The
International Coastal Cleanup
is the largest single-day volun-
teer event for the marine envi-


ronment. During the event,
volunteersrecord statistics -of
each local event.
"During the Cleanup, the
effort is local but the effect is
global," said Matter. "Making
sure people take responsibil-i
ity for their actions and keep
their trash out of the marine
environment is the crucial
component, and not just dur-
ing cleanup but year-round,-
too. Every piece of debris has
human fingerprints on it."
International Coastal
Cleanup home page: h
www.coastalcleanup.org/
2005 Results for Florida
Florida had 25,090 volun-
teers and picked up 585,378.1
pounds of debris over 1524.8
miles of coastline.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Gulf County will hold a public meeting on September 7, 2006 at-
5:30 p.m. EST. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss:
the County's application for a grant under the Florida Recreation"
Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2007-08,
funding cycle. The applications are due September 15, 2006. The
grant application includes improvements to the "Highland View/-
Donnie Wayne Brake Park."
Gulf County will hold the meeting in the' County Commission
Chambers which are located in the Robert Moore Administration'
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. ThW
public is encouraged to attend. Individuals with disabilities wishing
to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact
Lynn Stephens, Administration, Gulf County at (850) 229-6106.

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There's no time like
the present to get disaster
kits ready
Story By Katherine
Nguyen
Photos By Thomas Sullens
Freedom News Service
September is National
Preparedness Month, a joint
effort by the American Red
Cross and the Department of
Homeland Security to make
sure you and your family are
prepared in case a disaster
strikes.
If you need another nudge,
just remember last year's post-
Katrina round-the-clock cov-
erage of thousands of people
suffering on the hurricane-rav-
aged Gulf Coast. That is a
haunting example of what can
happen without adequate sup-
plies of food and water in an
emergency.
So it makes
sense to prepare.
Assembling disas-
ter-supply kits to
keep in your home
and your car is a
good start. '
According
to the American
Red Cross, it's
important to store
enough food and
provisions to last ..
three days.
S"That's what
we emphasize to
everybody, that
they keep on hand
enough supplies
for at least 72
hours, especially
any medical prescriptions,"
said Capt. Steve Miller of the
Orange County (Calif.) Fire
Authority.
Keep the items that you
would most likely need dur-.
ing an evacuation in an easy-
to-carry ,container such as a
large, wheeled trash container,
a camping backpack or a duf-
fel bag.
..As you prepare, for. your
'next shopping trip, consider
adding disaster-pre*paredness
basics to your list. The fol-
lowing are recommendations.
from the American Red Cross.
More detailed information can
be found at the Red Cross Web
Site www.redcross.org.
Stocking up
The basics fall into six,
categories: water, food, first
aid supplies,-clothing and
bedding, tools and emergency
supplies, and special items
for medical 'conditions. You
should keep at least a three-.
Sday supply.
- Water: A normally active,
person needs to drink at least
two quarts of water each day.
Hpt environments and intense
physical activity can double
that amount. Children, nurs-
ing mothers, and ill people will
need more.
Set aside at least one gal-
lbn per person per day, enough -
to drink and use for o:cook-
ig and, sanitation purposes.
Plastic bottled water is best.
Just bear in mind that water
won't keep forever..
" ,"The plastics may leach
into the water and give it a
funny taste after a certain
amount of time," Miller said.
So it's a good idea to use
up older cases of water from,
your disaster supply kit and
replenish with fresh each time
you buy bottled water.


Food: Store at least a
three-day supply of non-per-
ishable food. Select foods
that require no refrigeration,
preparation or cooking, and
little or no water. If you must
heat food, pack a can of ster-
no. Select food items that are
compact and lightweight.
Among the items to con-
sider:
Ready-to-eat canned
meats, fruits and vegetables;
snap-top lids eliminate the
need for a can opener
Canned juices
Salt, sugar, pepper, spices
Comfort/stress foods such
as chocolate and candy
Peanut butter
Crackers, granola bars,
trail mix
Baby formula and food, if
necessary -
Some grocery stores sell
mini-emergency food kits,
with items such as raisins,


a bottle of water, two cans of
tuna, three granola bars, a
mini flashlight, crackers, wet
wipes and even .lip balm, all
zipped up in a gallon-plastic
bag. Those would be handy to
keep in the car.
Replace your stored food
every six months.
First Aid Kit: Ideally, you.
should have a first aid kit for
your home and one for each
car. A good first aid kit con-
tains:
SAdhesive bandages in var-
ious sizes
5 by 9 inch sterile dress-
ing
Roll of gauze
Sterile gauze pads in vari-
ous sizes'
Germicidal hand wipes or
waterless alcohol-based hand
sanitizer .
Large medical grade non-
latex gloves.
Adhesive tape
Anti-bacterial ointment
Cold pack
Scissors (small. personal)


Tweezers.
CPR breathing barrier,
such as a face shield
Non-prescription drugs
such as aspirin or non-aspi-
rin pain reliever, anti-diarrhea
medication, antacid, laxative
and Syrup of Ipecac and acti-
vated charcoal (to induce vom-
iting if advised by the Poison
Control Center)
Tools and Supplies: Most
of us would immediately
include a flashlights and a bat-
tery-operated radio. The really
bright among us might even
think of extra batteries and
a shut-off wrench to turn off
household gas and water.
The Red Cross Web site
recommends many additional
items that might not jump to
mind immediately including
a compass, a whistle, a signal
flare and plastic sheeting.
Sanitation needs must be
met if you are likely to be
' stranded for any length of time.
A few rolls of
toilet paper
or moist
towelettes,
soap and
liquid deter-
gent, chlo-
rine bleach,
-. 'feminine sup-
plies, plastic
garbage bags
and a plastic
h'LL ~ bucket with
will come in
handy. If you
."." have a baby,
don't for-
get the dia-
pers and wet
wipes;
Replace batteries once a
year.
Clothing and Bedding:
Include at least one complete
change of clothing and foot-
wear per person. These don't
have to be your designer best,
of course. Next time you clean
out the closet, save an outfit
that you might, ordinarily toss
or. give to charity and stash it
with your emergency supplies.
Same goes for athletic shoes:
Next time you buy new, put
the worn ones with your emer-
gency supplies. -
Rain gear, sleeping bags
or blankets; hats, gloves and
sunglasses might be handy.
Re-think your family needs
at least once a year. Children
grow and last.year's shoes and
clothes might be .hopelessly
small.
Special Items: Remember
family members with special
requirements, such as infants
and elderly or disabled per-
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ey can be made of por-
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ey can be classified as
s" because they either
on top of a counter or
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made of shimmer-
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opaque glass.
Prices range
from $300 to $8,000
and beyond, some-
times far beyond.
The stylish new
sinks are showing
up at an increasing
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style
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At the Eurobath and Tile
Co. in Costa Mesa, Calif.,
owner Hans Rindfleisch has
a wide variety of sinks to
choose from, all handcrafted.
"We have sinks in porcelain,
natural stone and metal."
Rindfleisch, who has
been in the business for 27
years, says the reason for the
upsurge in artistic sinks is
the artists themselves.
"You have to understand
that there are tremendous art-
ists in the U.S. and overseas,"
he said. "They're always com-
ing out with new ideas."
Most -of these artistic
sinks are high-end and found
mostly in specialty stores.
But you can expect them to
go mainstream before long.
Several sink-industry sources
said Home Depot and other
mass-merchandise chains
have 'scouts in China right
now looking for sources of
artistic sinks.
Even Kohler that
American company known for
its traditional designs has
artistic new sinks in various
materials that begin at $500.
"Of course, the difference
would be that those sinks
would be mass-produtced,"
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Most of the handcrafted
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and water to clean, but others
require careful handling and
special cleaners. Most outlets
that sell such sinks advise
their customers how to take
care of each sink.
Rick Wickham, manager
of Linkasink in Los Angeles,
said some of the first special-
ized sinks his firm handled
were of copper. Now, with what,
he termed "everyone" making
copper sinks that span a wide
quality range, his firm is spe-
cializing in cloisonn6e.
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SO Japanese,"
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to the metal.
"They're won-
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beautiful," Wickham
., said. "They've taken
off wildly."
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produces a unique
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low test scores, like the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test.
"It takes just one child
-having one bad day to skew
,a school's test scores," she
said.
Pierce feels that the
.school board and the school
-system together are address-
,ing any deficiencies that the
-students might have, and are
.providing the students with
the tools necessary to suc-
,ceed, although she feels there
is always room for improve-
ment.
"We are a very well-
-rounded school system,"
Pierce said, stating that the
'Gulf County school system
-Has, for years, consistently
'been among the districts with
-the lowest drop-out and the
highest graduation rates, and
,that its students are consis-
tently in the top schools for
'college-bound students.
"Community support is
a big part of that," she said,
and believes that community
,spirit is helping the school
board find ways of offering
incentives to new teachers,
with "different entities con-
sjidering ways to help.",
John Wright
Although he has never
.served on a school board,
Wright "feels very, very pas-
sionate about education in
Gulf County," he said, with
-qne child and three nieces
,ourrently.in the system.
"I probably hear about
,problems from them that
'others don't hear about."
Wright believes his
.main goal would be afford-
,able housing for teachers
.and school employees,: and
'said he had already talked
,to -all six District 6 candi-
-dates for the Florida House
.of Representatives about the
-issue.
He believes he could
'w6rk with city, county and
-state governments to bring
more jobs into Gulf County,
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north-south business," said
Wright. "I don't have all the
answers, but I don't mind lis-
tening and working to make
it better for all."
One problem he feels is
the FCAT.
"We have to have stan-
dards, but we've reached a
point with the FCAT that it
puts too much pressure on
both kids and teachers. We
need to return to basic read-
ing, writing and arithmetic,"
Wright said.
He said the District 6 can-
didates with whom he spoke
did not have many ideas on
how to fix the problems [with
the FCAT], but agreed that
"something needs to change
because not everyone tests
well."
Wright also feels more
vocational education is
needed for the students who
choose not to continue into
college.
"Our leaders are good on
discipline and that's, great,"
Wright said. "But any system
can be worked on with the
right attitudes and commu-
nication."
Wright said he would roll
up his sleeves, ask questions,
utilize people in other coun-
ties, and learn.
If elected, he wants to
hold monthly public forums,
for parents and, win or lose,
he plans to present a list of
parents' complaints to t!he
powers that be, issues he
said he had compiled as he
canvassed neighborhoods
asking for support.
"I'm excited and very pas-
sionate. I'm not a politician,"
Wright said,'"but I'll bring a
work ethic to the table and
will listen to others. It's not
at all about me, but about the
children."
"Campaigning for this
position has been a joy and
a great experience. It makes
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to the surrounding counties
and states so we could recruit
good teachers," he said.
Noting that it's "hard for
the average person to afford
a home because property
taxes have gone up so much,"
Little said he would continue
efforts begun by the board to
create affordable housing for
all district employees.
- To ensure student
success on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT), Little said he
would work to reduce class
sizes and secure addition-
al test preparation software
and books.
"Any kind of aid that we
could give (teachers), I would
be for," he said.
Little has currently com-
pleted 51 of the 99 points
required for board certifi-
cation through the Florida
School Board Association.
If elected, he said he
would continue to pursue his
certification and make the
Gulf County board one of
nine in Florida with 100 per-
cent certification.
Eric Bidwell
Bidwell enters the race
with 13 years of experience
as a Wewahitchka educator.
He taught language arts,
television production and
drama at Wewahitchka High
School, and served one year
as Wewahitchka Elementary
School's physical education
teacher before founding a
home construction business
in 2004.
Bidwell said he entered
the race' because he "missed
being involved in the educa-
tion system," and believes his
background as an educator
and businessman will benefit
the board.
"It's important to have
people with classroom expe-
rience on the board," said
Bidwell, who plans to also
lend his expertise to matters
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Bidwell advocates
expanded vocational and
ROTC programs at both
Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe High Schools.
"Not everyone is going to
go to college. With the voca-
tional and ROTC programs,
we can offer kids other ways
to further their education
after high school," he said.
Bidwell believes one of
the biggest challenges facing
the district today is recruit-
ing and retaining teachers.
With high teacher turn-
over in recent years, Bidwell
notes that "you've got to have
some stability for the stu-
dents," and favors providing
increased incentives.
"Money is going to be the
biggest part of it because it's
become so much more dif-
ficult to afford to live here in
Gulf County," said Bidwell,
who acknowledged the chal-
lenges faced by the board.
"To get the best teach-
ers, you have to have higher
salaries, but there are limited
funds for that, so you have to
come up with some creative
ideas," he said.
Bidwell's ideas include
offering teachers low-interest
loans and using grant money
to create affordable housing.
He would also like to see
more rental housing in the
county's north end.
Bidwell is currently purs-
ing a master's degree in edu-
cational leadership from the
University of West Florida.
His previous experience in
the classroom left him dis-
satisfied with the state's use
of the FCAT to determine
school grades and "label"
students.
"I don't like the idea that
we give up literature and the
arts and replace if with basic
learning skills," said Bidwell.
"We have lots of students who
are artistically gifted that
don't necessarily do well on
the FCAT, and I don't like the


idea that they're labeled as
low achievers just because
they don't score high on the
math and English portions of
the test."
He also does not favor
merit pay for teachers based
on their students' FCAT per-
formance.
Bidwell believes increas-
ing student achievement on
the FCAT goes hand-in-hand
with recruiting and maintain-
ing quality teachers.
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kind of stuff is going to make
a difference," he said.
As a board member,
Bidwell would work to change
the community's view of the
FCAT, which he acknowledg-
es is here to stay, barring a
change in state leadership.
"I think you could change
peoples' ,attitudes towards
it by talking to the teach-
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PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners would like to remind
property owners that there is a filing deadline, per Florida Statute Chap-
ter 1 94.032, of September 11, 2006 for any property owner who would
like to petition a hearing on their property assessments for 2006.
The Board suggests that before a property owner files a petition, contact
the property appraiser to try to work out a solution. More information
may be obtained from the Property Appraiser, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, (850) 229-6115.
For the information of the public,, the Board is providing the chart of pro-


posed village rates for the 33
of 75,000 or less) in Florida.


2005
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7,971 Lafayette 10.0000 Lafaiyette ..10 o.ooq;.
10,729 Glades 10.0000 Gqades -*1..QOO
13,945 Calhoun 10.0000 Calihou -.1O.OPQO
14,233 Jefferson 10.0000 Jeffeorsonh : 10.0000
14,315 Hamilton H10.0000 Hanilt1n i .-00P-
15,046 Union 10.0000 Uni.ti 1-'.-0IO.Q9000
15,377 Dixie 10.0000 Dixie 10.000'0
16,221 Gilchrist 10.0000 .Gilchrist '0.000
19,157 Holmes 10.0000 a.MwdSofl-'. .Ol
19,696 Madison 10.0000 Gcd^he1| QD!
47,713 Gadsden 10.0000
38,174 Suwannee 9.7000
23,097 Washington 9.5000 H ms 9.7
28,118 Bradford 9.5000 Suwkl(nW f -7.
73,764 Putnam 9.2000 Putnam :, 260
37,985 Levy 9.0000
23,953 Baker 8.8299
38,376 Hendry 8.7500 .YLe ~. 9.0 O
61,466 Columbia 8.7260 ,:Co;i ,b1i'- 760-2
27,333 Hardee 8.7064 Washington 8.5000
49,691 Jackson 8.3439 Baker 8.4599
26,867 Wakulla 8.2500 Jarcksdn, 8.,
32,606 DeSoto 8.1000 Tayloi,;t. 8.,0760 ;
21,310 Taylor 8.0760 DeSoto 8.0500
74,052 Sumter 7.7675 Sumter 6.4410
37,765 Okeechobee 7.1000 *Ncarsaw 6 + 43....
65,759 Nassau 6.4321 Okeechobee 5.8468
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53,525 Walton 4.3302 Walton 4.2600
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Golf Cart Mania About to Explode in Port St. Joe


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Golf carts they're not just for the links
anymore. That's the growing idea in Port St.
Joe, as two city businesses have opened the
course, so to speak, for golf carts to become a


regular sight on certain municipal streets and
throughout the county.
Particularly since city officials recently
approved golf carts on most city streets.
Phil Earley, owner of St. Joe Rent-All on
First Street, has been repairing equipment and
appliances for 15 years at his
current location. He handles
''.." warranty work for over 20
major manufacturers, plus
basic repair on a wide variety
of machines, and had, as he


put it, "already piddled around repairing golf
carts."
"Our initial thought was just to repair golf
carts," said Earley, describing how people had,
for years, been bringing their carts to him for
repairs.
"But we saw the potential for selling golf
carts by looking at it a little bit differently. We
saw the potential of bringing in carts and modi-
fying them here in our shop, since we already
had the space, equipment and staff to do it."
This year Early bought six carts from a


private golf course in South Carolina, and
began offering customers a variety of models
and choices.
He takes basic carts, fresh off the links,
and gives customers options.
"We will add anything," said Earley, includ-
ing "lights, back seats, radios, air conditioners,
covers, big wheels, just about anything a cus-
tomer can ask for.
"We have access to unlimited accessories
and parts, and we'll even sell kits to customers


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cart, with custom yellow and black paint and matching upholstery, vis-
ibly sports the required turn signals and lights.


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At St. Joe Rent-All on First Street, the cart in the foreground, with a new blue seat, is a work in progress. Trim and other enhance-
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The Florida Division of
Forestry, in conjunction with
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
'- Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
-and St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserve, is presenting
three Firewise Florida
workshops in September.
These workshops will focus
on how to live safely in the
wildland urban interface...
that fringe area of our
communities where homes
are frequently damaged or
destroyed by wildland fire.
The first workshop is
tailored specifically to the
needs of homeowners while
the other two are designed
for community leaders and


decision makers.
The dates and times for
these workshops are:
1. Tuesday September
12th (7 pm 8:30 pm) -
How to Have a Firewise Home
Workshop for Homeowners
and Residents will be held
at the St. Joseph Bay State
Preserves Center on County
Rd 30A between Port St.
Joe and Indian Pass. This
Workshop is free and open to
the public.
2. Wednesday y
September 13th (8:45 am -
4:30 pm) Livingon the Edge
Workshop for Community
Leaders will be held at the St.
Joseph Bay State Preserves
Center on County Rd 30A
between Port St. Joe and


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Indian Pass. Registration is
required and lunch will be
provided. Register at www.
pandionsystems.com or call
Peter Colverson or Christine
Denny at (888) 372-4774.
3. Wednesday
September 21st (8:45'
am 3:30 pm) Living on
the Edge Workshop for
Community Leaders will
be held at the Apalachicola
Community Center, 1 Bay
Avenue (Battery Park) in
Apalachicola. Registration is
required and lunch will be
provided. Register at www.
pandionsvstems.com or call
Peter Colverson or Christine
Denny at (888) 372-4774.
All workshops are free
and open to the public and all


orshops


participants will receive free
Firewise materials: t-shirts,
CDs and guidebooks.
These interactive
workshops are a part of an
initiative led by the Florida
Division of Forestry to
achieve fire safe planning and
development in the wildland/
urban interface. As our Florida
public continues to' build
homes in areas that have
traditionally been forests or
wildlands, disastrous wildfires
occur more frequently. More
than 101,000 acres and over
200 structures have burned
throughout Floridathis spring.
Dry weather combined with
hurricane debris has created
particularly dangerous
conditions in and around


many of our communities
at this time. We will likely
continue to experience
damaging wildfires in the
interface until people begin to
work together to solve basic
community planning issues
at the local level.
These unique workshops
are designed to show
residents of the southeastern
Panhandle how to make their
homes and communities
safer from wildfires. How
to Have a Firewise Home
for homeowners and other
residents will last 1 V hours
and will provide practical
information on wildfire risks
and easy steps to take to
better protect homes in the
event of a wildfire. Living on


the Edge will be full day events
for citizens, and business and
community leaders involved in
planning, financing, building,
sustaining, and protecting
communities in the wildland/
urban interface. Participants
will analyze wildfire hazards
in real-world situations and
collectively generate practical
solutions to our wildland/
urban interface fire issues.
For more information,
please call Christine Denny
or Peter Colverson, Firewise
Workshop Coordinators
with Pandion Systems, at
(888) 372-4774 or email
fire(i&pandionsystems.com.


Decline in Apalachicola River Alarming


Declines in water levels
in the Apalachicola River in
Florida' s panhandle occurred
over the past 50 years as
a' result of erosion of the
river channel and decreased
spring and summer flow
from upstream, according to
a report released today by
the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS). These declines are
greater than previously
tho ught and have caused
drier conditions in. wetland
habitats in the adjacent river
floodplain. Consequently,
less water now moves into
the hundreds of miles of
floodplain streams, sloughs,
arid lakes that are essential to
maintain healthy populations
of fishes, mussels, and other
aquatic life.
"Unfortunately., the
largest drop in water levels
,,has occurred during spring
and summer, which is the


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most critical time of year for
fish reproduction, wetland
tree growth, and many
other important biological
processes," said USGS
scientist Helen Light, the lead
author of the report.
Erosion along the river
bed and banks occurred first,
and was apparently caused
by construction of a dam at
the Georgia-Florida border
in 1954 and by extensive
navigation improvements --
river straightening, dredging,
and woody-debris removal --
during the next -2-3 decades.
"Previous studies
suggested that declines
caused by channel widening
and deepening were limited
primarily to the upper 30
miles of the river," said Light,
"but we now know that nearly
the entire 86 miles of the
non'tidal Apalachicola River
and floodplain have been


substantially altered by
water-level declines caused
by channel erosion."
Channel erosion
stabilized after the late 1970s,
but spring and summer water
levels continued to decline
in recent decades because
of seasonal decreases in flow
from the upstream watershed.
Less flow during the spring
and summer is likely caused
by a combination of natural
climatic changes and a variety
of human activities in the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-,
Flint (ACF) River Basin,
including agricultural
irrigation, municipal water
use, flow regulation, and
reservoir evaporation.'
The ACF River Basin,
which covers one-quarter of
the state of Georgia, extends
from headwaters in northern
Georgiathrough southwestern
Georgia and eastern Alabama


to the Florida panhandle,
discharging into the Gulf
of Mexico at the town of
Apalachicola. The area for this
study included the non-tidal
portion of the Apalachicola
River from the Georgia-
Florida line downstream to the
beginning of the tidal reach
about 20 miles upstream
from Apalachicola Bay.
This report is the result of
an interdisciplinary study by
USGS integrating hydrology,
geomorphology, and biology.
The USGS serves the
nation by providing reliable
scientific information' to
describe and understand the
Earth; minimize loss of life
and property from natural
disasters; manage water,
biological, energy, and mineral
resources; and enhance and
protect our quality of life.

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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

Gulf County Community Development Corporation on behalf of Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners announces funding availability for its State
Housing Initiatives Partnership iSHIP) Program for activities approved by the
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners and Florida Housing Finance
Corporation (FHFC) in the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) pursuant
to Florida Statutes Sections 420-907, 420-9079: Administrative Code Rule Chapter
67-55, F.A.C.

TheGulf County Community Development Corporation is requesting proposals
from qualified local organizations) interested in implementing the following SHIP
activity during all or a portion of the anticipated SHIP contract period (anticipated
to be 07/01/06-06/30/07)

Activity: Land Acquisition
The purpose of this strategy is to provide direct loans to eligible sponsors for the
purchase of land, which is pledged at the bank as security collateral for construction/
permanentfinancing for a new home. Pursuant to Rule 67-37.007 F.A.C., in order
to meet the 75% construction requirement for land acquisition, construction of the
homes must be completed within 24 months from the close of the applicable fiscal
year. All eligible homebuyers must be at or below 120% of Area Median Income.
The terms of this award will be in the form of a deferred payment loan. Loans
made to non-profits will be at a 0% interest and will be due when the homebuyeri
secures permanent financing. All loans made under the program guidelines must,
be paid off tltrough purchase by a homebuyer within a 24 month period from initial
disbursement of SHIP funds and before the end of the expenditure deadline for the
fiscal year in which the award was made.

The successful proposal from eligible sponsors) will include past experience of the
organization in successfully developing this type of housing, have access to lenders
willing .to participate in providing efid loans, unit production goals for housing,
must have property selected in- advance, including legal description and address,
must have an appraisal on property indicating current value, must show ability to
fund remaining purchase price, provide development cost pro forma indicating the
developer fee does not exceed 10% of the sales price, and documentation of the
organization's employment or planned employment of personnel from the WAGES
and Workforce Development Initiatives shall result in a priority award of SHIP funds
assuming the organization demonstrate capacity to implement the subject activity.
No housing can be built upon speculation.

Proposals must be received by mail or hand delivery before 5:00 pm, Eastern Time,
September 24, 2006 at Gulf Couity Community Development Corporation, Gulf
County Florida, SHIP Program. Mail to Gulf County CDC, P.O. Box 837, Port St.
Joe, FL 32357-0837 or hand deliver to 301 1t Street, Port St. Joe, F1 32456.

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My buddy the ex-paramedic twirled his
forefinger inside the garden hose and then
wagged in menacingly under my nose. "There.
Is that what you want to drink?"
Ewww. No. Gross. The tip of his finger
was coated with fuzzy brown slime. He had
been fussing at me for drinking out of the
garden hose, and now, his point was well
taken. I was still defensive and mad, though.
I didn't usually drink out of hoses because
they made the water taste bad, even when I
let it run for a minute first. This day, though,
I was at a house where salt air had fused the
end of the hose to the faucet and neither he
nor I could get it disconnected. I had long
since run out of the bottled water I always
brought along, and we had a long way to go
with the job we were doing. I was steaming
hot, and extremely thirsty. How dare he fuss
at me? And why did he have to show me
that?
Gardeners, and especially kids, have been
drinking out of water hoses 'for as long as
there have been water hoses. If anyone has
ever keeled over from it, I wouldn't know. But
a little research has led me to believe that the
brown slime my friend showed me was iron,
bacteria, which is -formed when dissolved iron
or manganese deposits combine with oxygen.
It is the same slime that is.hard to get rid
of inside of toilet bowls or on the walls of a
well, since the thick nature of the slime itself
keeps common disinfectants from penetrating
beyond the surface cells. The slimy iron
bacteria won't hurt you, thank you' very
much. The water hose is another matter.
Many, probably most, of today's garden
hoses are made with polyvinyl chloride, which
uses lead as a stabilizer. The lead, as well
as other chemicals, leaches out of the hose,
and most of it, but not all of it, is rinsed away
by running the hose for a minute or two.
Factors such as temperature, the acidity of
the water, and the length of time water has
been held in the hose affect how much lead is
present in the water. But even very.minute
amounts of lead have been linked to 'lower IQ
in children.
Garden hose manufacturers are not
ignorant to the fact that children drink from
their products. Some, not all, but some, of
the manufacturers label their green, garden-
variety hoses with a 'Do Not Drink' warning.
More and more shelf space at the big box stores,
hardware stores, arid garden centers are
being given over to the so-called 'white hoses',
labeled safe for drinking. This, no doubt, goes


hand in hand with the proliferation of RV's
which are connected by hose to campground
water sources. These 'white hoses' are made
with lower amounts of lead.
A study by Consumer Reports found that
the drinking water safe hoses still contained
a trace amount of lead in water that had
stood in a hose for 20 or more hours, but the
amount was well below the level considered
allowable by the EPA. Other hoses, including
those not labeled either way, contained ten
to one hundred times the allowable parts
per million of lead. Eww. Gross. Consumer
Reports recommends that all hoses be flushed
with water for a minute or two before drinking
from them, regardless of how they are labeled
or what color they may be. Ill go along with
that, but my friend the ex-paramedic is right.
The bottom line is that garden hoses not
specifically designed for water consumption
should not be sipped from, period.
When I was a young child I was as likely
to take a drink from a neighbor's garden hose
as my own. -It just depended on where I was
playing that day. I've also witnessed many
a thirst worker turn on a faucet with a hose
attached, let it run for a few seconds, and
slurp it up. Most likely we are never aware of
the lead introduced into our bodies, but then
again, could that be one reason so marty of us
are functioning on less than a full set of brain
cells these days?
Myself, I will begin replacing my hoses
with the white, drinking water safe types.
'Cause you never know when a neighborhood
kid will be in your yard when he gets thirsty.
I'll leave you with a poem I found on the
internet, written by a little girl named Jessica
wvhen she was nine:
I am nine and Noah is five
He gets in my way when I go to hop
through the sprinkler
He wants to jump through and slide on
the grass
His swim trunks green on the butt
I grab the' sprinkler and unscrew the
hose
I'm going to drink up all the water so there
won't be any more.
The sprinkler won't work and you can't
jump through it ever again.
I drink;;it's warmish and nasty
Noah is in.panic
It's not worth it so I screw it back in
-He doesn't thank me but laughs and
howls and laughs


Florida Awards First Solar Energy Rebates:


The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida Energy Office
(FEO) has awarded the first
two solar. energy rebates to
Florida residents. The rebate
recipients are located in
Deltona and Crawfordville.
"Through grant programs
and incentives, the state is
encouraging investment in
alternative energy technologies
such as solar to diversify fuel
sources, reduce dependence
on imported oil and increase
protection for the environ-
ment," said FEO Director
Allan Guyet. "Florida's grow-
ing economy and quality of
life depend on a safe, reliable
supply, and diverse source of
energy."
As part of the 2006
Florida Energy Act signed by
Governor Jeb Bush in June,


Florida is providing incentives
to encourage citizens and com-
panies to invest in alterna-
tive energy technologies. The
Deltona recipient will receive
a rebate for installing a solar
water heater in their home and
the Crawfordville recipient will
receive a rebate for installing a
solar electric system that con-
verts sunlight into electricity
in his home.
Spearheaded by Governor
Bush, the 2006 Florida Energy
Act takes the first comprehen-
sive step toward a diverse,
reliable and secure energy
future by reducing regulatory
barriers to expedite electric
generation capacity and pro-
viding rebates, grants and tax
incentives to drive the devel-
opment of alternative fuel
technologies. As part of the
legislation, Renewable Energy


Technologies Tax IncentiVes
will provide sales tax exemp-
tions and corporate income-tax
credits for the production of
clean energy; the Solar Energy
Systems Incentives Program
provides rebates for solar sys-
tem installation in homes arid
businesses.
The FEO is the state's
primary center for energy
policy under Governor Busih.
In addition' to developing and
implementing Florida's enier-
gy policy, the Energy Office
coordinates all federal eney-
gy programs delegated to ,the
state, including energy .sup-
ply, demand, conservation and
allocation.
For more information or, a
copy of Florida's Energy Plan,
visit www.FloridaEnergy.org..


America Recycles Day Contest Encourages Students to Recycle


In recognition of America
Recycles Day on November
15th, the Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) and Creative Recycling
Systems, Inc. are announcing
the start of the third annual
Florida K- 12 Schools Recycling
Pledge Card Contest.. The con-
test will reward one class state-
wide at the elementary, middle
and high school levels which
submit the greatest number
of recycling pledge cards to
encourage environmental
stewardship among .students
and their families.
"Recycling helps reduce
waste, which is vital to pre-
serving 'Florida's natural
resources ,and protecting
our environment," said Mike
Sole, DEP Deputy Secretary
for Regulatory Programs and
Energy. "This contest encour-
ages Florida's youth to take
personal responsibility to man-
age waste and demonstrate
environmental citizenship at
school and at home."
By taking the recycling
pledge, the students and their
fainilies promise to protect the
environment by implementing
recycling efforts. The class
at each level with the most
'number of pledges will receive
prizes for their efforts, includ-


ing a gently-used desktop com-
puter and monitor courtesy
of Creative Recycling Systems,
Inc. In addition, each individu-
al that completes a pledge card
will be entered into state and
national drawings for prizes.
Adults will have a chance to
win an all-expense paid seven
night Alaskan cruise for two,
and children will be eligible to
win one of five Trek bicycles.
Each person will also have a
chance to win a number of
state prizes such as gift cards.


In 2005, more than 6,200
pledge cards were entered
through the Florida schools
contest. Overall, more than
10,000 pledges'were received
statewide from Floridians who
took the America Recycles Day
pledge to recycle and buy more
recycled products in 2005.
For more information on
how to enter the 2006 con-
test, prizes and. official rules,
visit: http://www.floridadep.
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cling/AR/2006/ar06.htm.


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PROPOSED "specific appropriation,"
CONSTITUTIONAL "itemization," and "major
AMENDMENTS program area" shall be
TO BE VOTED ON defined by law. This
NOVEMBER 7, 2006 itemization threshold shall
NOTICE OF ELECTION be adjusted by general law
every four years to reflect
I. Sue M. Cobb, the rate of inflation or
Secretary of State of the deflation as indicated in
State of Florida, do hereby the Consumer Price Index
give notice that an election for All Urban Consumers,
will be held in each county U.S. City Average, All Items,
in Florida, on November 7, or successor reports as
2006, for the ratification reported by the United States
or -rejection of proposed Department ofLabor, Bureau
constitutional amendments of Labor Statistics or its
of the State of Florida. successor. Substantive bills
containing appropriations
NO. 1 shall also be subject to the
CONSTITUTIONAL itemization requirement
AMENDMENT mandated under this
ARTICLE III, SECTION provision and shall be
19 subject to the governor's
(Legislative) specific appropriation
veto power described in
Ballot Title: Article Ill, Section 8. T-his
STATE 'PLANNING AND subsection shall be effective
BUDGET PROCESS duly-1-, 1994.
(c) APPROPRIATIONS
Ballot Summary: REVI W PROCESS.
Proposing amendments to (1) No later than
the State Constitution to limit September 15 of each year,
the amount of nonrecurring the joint legislative budget
general revenue which commission shall issue a
may be appropriated for long-range financial outlook
recurring purposes in any setting out recommended
fiscal year to 3 percent of the fiscal strategies for the state
total general revenue funds and its departments and
estimated to be available, agencies in order to assist
unless otherwise approved the legislature in making
by a three-fifths vote of the budget decisions. The long-
Legislature; to establish a range financial outlook must
, Joint Legislative Budget include major workload and
Commission, which shall revenue estimates. In order
issue long-range financial to implement this paragraph,
outlooks; to' provide for the joint legislative budget
limited adjustments in commission shall use
the' state budget -without current official consensus.
the, concurrence of the full estimates and may request
Legislature,, as provided the developmentofadditional
by general law; to reduce official estimates.
the. number of times trust .(2) The joint legislative
funds are automatically budget commission shall
terminated; to require the seek input from the public
preparation and biennial and from the executive
revision of a long-range state and judicial branches
planning document; and when developing and
to establish a Government recommending the long-
Efficiency Task Force and range financial outlook. ,
specify its duties. (3) The legislature shall
prescribe by .general law
Full Text: conditions under which
ARTICLE III limited adjustments to the
LEGISLATURE budget, as recommended by
the governor or the chief
SECTION-: 19. State justice of the supreme court,
Budgeting, Planning .and may be approved without
Appropriations Processes.- the concurrence of the full
(a) ANNUAL legislature. Effective July
BUDGETING. 1, 1993, general law shall
Il1 Effective July 1, prescribe requirements
1994, General law shall for each department and
prescribe, the adoption of. agency of state government .
annual' state budgetary. and to .ubmni pulainnii
planning :processes. and. document and supporting
require that detail reflecting budget request for review
the annualized costs of the by the. appropriations
state budget and reflecting committees of both houses
the nonrecurring costs of of the legislature. The review
the. budget requests shall shall include a comparison
accompanystate department :.- th, ri.or i u -,. tr. th
and agency legislative budget planning document and
requests, the governor's budget requests 'to those,
recommended budget, and major issues included in the
appropriation.bills. governor's recommended
(2) Unless approved by budget. For .purposes of
a three-fifths vote of the this subsection; the terms
membership- of each house, department and agency shall
appropriations made for include the judicial branch.
recurring purposes from (d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR
nonrecurring general PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD.
revenue funds for any fiscal All general appropriation
year 'hall not exceed three bills shall be furnished
percent of the total general to each menmber of the
revenue funds estimated to legislature, each member of,
be available at the time such the cabinet, the governor,
appropriation is made. and the chief justice of
(3) As prescribed bv the supreme court at least
general law, each state seventy-two hours before
department- and agency final passage b either house ,.
shall be required to submit of the legislature of the bill
a lerislatie budget requera in the. 'form that will 'be
that is based uporn and presented to the governor.
that reflects the lorng-range (e) FINAL ,BUDGET
financial outlook adopted REPORT. Effective Novycmber
by' the joint legislative 4--1992, ,A final budget
budget commission or that report shall be prepared as
specifically explains any prescribed by general law
variance from the long-range The final budget report sliall
financial outlook contained be produced no. later than,
in the request. ; the 120th 90th day after the
(4) For purposes of this beginning of the fiscal year,
sectionsubseetionthe terms and copies of the report
department and agency shall shall be furnished to each
include the judicial branch, meniber of the legislature,
(b) APPROPRIATION the head of each department
BILLS FOR lUT. SeparaFt and agency of the state,'the
sectionss within the general auditor general, and the
appropriation bill shall chief justice of the supreme
be used for each major court.
program area pf the state (f) TRUST FUNDS.
budget; major program areas (1) No trust fund of the
shall include education State of Florida or other
enhancement "lottery" public bod% mai be created
trust fund items; 'education or re-created by law without
(all other funds,1. human a three-flfths (3f-- vote of the
services; criminal justice membership ofeachhouse of
and .corrections; natural the legislature in a separate
resources, environment, bill for that purpose only.
growth management, and (2) State trust funds in
transportation; general existence before the effective
go.ernmenmt. and judicial date of this subsection shall
branch. Each major program terminate not more than
area .shall include an' four years after the effective
itemization of expenditures date of this subsection.
for: 'state operations; state State trust funds created
capital outlay; aid to local after the effective date of this
governments and nonprofit subsection shall terminate
organizations operations; not more than four years
aid- to local governments after the effective'date of the
and nonprofit organizations act authorizing the initial
capital outlay; federal creation of the trust fund.
funds and the associated By law the legislature may
state matching funds; set a shorter time period
Sspehding 'authorizations for for which any trust fund is
operations, and spending authorized.
authorization for capital '(3) Trust funds required
ou dtlay Additionally, by federal programs or
appropriation bills passed mandates; trust funds
by the legislature shall established for bond
include an itemization' of covenants, indentures, or


specific appropriations, resolutions, Whose revenues
, that exceed one million are legally pledged by the
dollars ($1,000,000.00) state, or public body' to
in 1992 dollars. For meet debt service or' other
purposes of this subsection, financial requirements of any


debt obligations of the state
or any public body; the state
transportation trust fund;
the trust fund containing
the net annual proceeds
from the Florida Education
Lotteries; the Florida
retirement trust fund; trust
funds for institutions under
the management of the
Board of Governors Regents,
where such trust funds are
for auxiliary enterprises
and contracts, grants, and
donations, as those terms are
defined by general law; trust
funds that serve as clearing
funds or accounts for the
chief financial officer or state
agencies; trust funds that
account for assets held by
the state in a trustee capacity
as an agent, or fiduciary
for individuals, private
organizations, or other
governmental units; and
other trust funds authorized
by this Constitution, are not
subject to the requirements
set forth in paragraph (2) of
this subsection.
(4) All cash balances
and income of any trust
funds abolished under
this subsection shall be
deposited into the general
revenue fund:
(5) The provisions of this
subsection shall bc cffcctivc
November 4, 1992.
(g) BUDGET
STABILIZATION FUND.
Dcginning with the 1994
1995 fiscal ycar, at least 1%
of an amount equal to the
last complctcd fiscal ycar's
nct revenue collections
for the gcncral revenue
fund shall bc retained in
a budget stabilization fund.
The budget stabilization
fund shall bc increased to
at least 2% of said amount
for .the 1995 1996 fiscal
ycar, at least 3% of said
amount for the 1996 1997
fiscal year, at least 49% of
said amount for the 1997
1998 fiscal year, and at
least 5% of said amount for
the 1998 1999 fiscal year.
Subject to the provisions of
this subsection, the- budget
stabilization fund shall bc
maintained at an amount
equal to at least 5% of the last
completed fiscal year's net
revenue collections for the
general revenue fund shall
be retained in the budget
stabilization fund. The
budget stabilization fund's
principal balance shall not
i\,.:eed rr a:, ount equal to
10% of the last completed
fiscal year's net revenue
collections for the general
revenue fund. The legislature
shall provide criteria for
withdrawing funds from the
budget stabilization fund
in a separate bill for' that
purpose only and only for
the purpose of covering
revenue shortfalls of the
general revenue fund or for
the purpose of providing
funding for an emergency,
as defined by general' law.
General law shall provide for
the restoration of this fund.
The budget stabilization fund
shall be comprised of funds
not otherwise obligated or
committed for any purpose.
(h) LONG-RANGE STATE
PLANNING DOCUMENT
AND DEPARTMENT AND
AGENCY PLANNING
DOCUMENT PROCESSES.
General law shall provide for
a long-range state-planning
document. The- governor
shall recommend to the
legislature biennially : any
revisions to the long-range
state planning document,
as defined by law. General
law shall require a biennial.
review and revision of the
long-range state planning
document, shall rcquirc the
governor to report to the
legislature on the progress in
achieving the state planning
document's goals, and shall
require all departments and
agencies of state government
to develop planning
documents that identify
statewide strategic goals and
objectives, consistent with
the long-range state planning
document. The long-range
state planning document
and department and agency
planning documents shall
remain subject to review and
revision by the legislature.
The long-range state planning
document must include
projections of future needs
and resources of the state
which are consistent with the
long-range financial outlook.
The department and agency
planning documents shall
include a prioritized listing
of planned expenditures
for review and possible
reduction in the event of
revenue shortfalls, as defined
by general law. To-ensure
productivity and efficiency
in the executive, legislative,
and judicial branches, a
quality management and
accountability program shall
bc implemented by general
law. For the purposes of
this subsection, the tcens
department and agency shall


include the judicial branch.
This subsection shall bc
effective July 1, 1993.
(1) GOVERNMENT


EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE.
No later than January of
2007, and each fourth year
thereafter, the president of
the senate, the speaker of the
house of representatives, and
the governor shall appoint a
government efficiency task
force, the membership of
which shall be established
bv general law. The task
force shall be composed of
members of the legislature
and representatives from
the private and public
sectors who shall develop
recommendations for
improving governmental
operations and reducing
costs. Staff to assist the task
force in performing its duties
shall be assigned by general
law, and the task force may
obtain assistance from the
private sector. The task
force shall complete its work
within one vear and shall
submit its recommendations
to the joint legislative budget
commission, the governor,
and the chief justice of the
supreme court.
(J) JOINT LEGISLATIVE
BUDGET COMMISSION.
There is created within the
legislature thejointlegislative
budget commission
composed of equal numbers
of senate members appointed
bv the president of the
senate and house members
appointed by the speaker of
the house 'of representatives.
Each member shall serve
at the pleasure of the
officer who appointed the
member. A vacancy on the*
commission shall be filled
in the same manner as
the original appointment.
From November of each
odd-numbered year
through October of each
even-numbered year,
the chairperson of the
joint legislative budget
commission shall be
appointed by the president
of the senate and the
vice chairperson of the
commission shall be
appointed by the speaker of
the house of representatives.
From November of 'each
even-numbered year
through October of each
odd-numbered year,
the chairperson of the
joint legislative budget
commission shall be
appointed by the speaker of
the house of representatives
and thre ,.' i- c:hairperron
o01 the .mirnislsin ,hllI
b.: .;,pp.-,nred b, t.h,:
President of the: senate.
'The joint legislative budget
commission shall be
governed by the joint rules
of the senate and the house
of representatives, which
shall remain in effect until
repealed or amended by
concurrent resolution. The
commission shall convene
at least quarterly and shall
convene at the call of the
president of the senate
and the spe ake rofl the
house of representatives. A
majority of the commission
members of each house
plus one additional
member frofn either house
constitutes a quorum.
"Action by the commission
requires a 'majority
vote of the commission
members present of each
house. The., commission
may conduct its meetings
thr.:.uch teleconferenceis or
trrul ar means In additionn
to:i tihe power and.durie
specified in this subsection,
the joint legislative budget
commission shall exercise
all other powers and
perform any other duties not
in conflict with 'paragraph
(c)(3) and as prescribed by"
general law or joint rule.


NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
TERM LIMITS

Removed from the ballot by
the Florida Legislature.

NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE XI, SECTION
5
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
REQUIRING BROADER
PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS OR
REVISIONS

Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment
to Section 5 of Article XI
of the State Constitutioq to
require that any proposed
amendment to or revision
of the State Constitution,
whether proposed by the
Legislature, .by initiative, or
by any other method, must
be approved by at least
60 percent of the voters


of the state voting on the
measure, rather than by
a simple majority. This
proposed amendment would


not change the current
requirement that a proposed
constitutional amendment
imposing a new state tax
or fee be approved by at
least 2/3 of the voters of the
state voting in the election in
which such an amendment
is considered.

Full Text:
ARTICLE XI
AMENDMENTS

SECTION 5. Amendment
or revision election.-
(a) A proposed amendment
to or revision of this
constitution, or any part
of it, shall be submitted
to the electors at the next
general election held more
than ninety days after the
joint resolution or report
of revision commission,
constitutional convention or
taxation and budget reform
commission proposing it
is filed with the custodian
of state records, unless,
pursuant to law enacted by
the affirmative vote of three-
fourths of the membership of
each house of the legislature
and limited to a single
amendment or revision, it
is submitted at an earlier
special election held more
than ninety days after such
filing.
(b) A proposed
amendment or revision of
this constitution, or any part
of it, by initiative shall be
submitted to the electors at
the general election provided
the initiative petition is
filed with the custodian of
state records no later than
February 1 of the year in
which the general election
is held.
,(c) The legislature shall
provide by general law, prior
to the holding of an! election
pursuant to this section, for
the provision of a statement
to the public regarding the
probable financial impact of
any amendment proposed
by initiative pursuant to
section 3.
(d) Once in the tenth week,
and once in the sixth week
Immediately preceding the
week in which the election
is held, the proposed
amendment or revision, with
notice of the date of election
at which it will be submitted
to the electors, shall be
published in one newspaper
of general crcul.aaon m each
,.:ourin M uVi:h newspaperr
is published.
(e) Unless otherwise
specifically provided
for elsewhere in this
constitution, if the proposed
amendment or revision is
approved by vote of at least
sixty percent of the electors
voting on the measure,.
it shall be effective as an
amendment to or revision of
the constitution of the state
on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in jiruarnv
following the eiecuon, or on
such other date as may be
specified in the amendment
or revision.

NO. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE X, SECTION'
27
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:
PROTECT PEOPLE,
,ESPECIALLY YOUTH,,
FROM ADDICTION,
DISEASE, AND OTHER
HEALTH HAZARDS OF
USING TOBACCO

Ballot Summary:
To protect people, especially
youth, from addiction,
disease, and other health
hazards of using tobacco, the
Legislature shall use some
Tobacco Settlement money
annuallyfor a comprehensive
statewide tobacco education
and prevention program
using. Centers for Disease
Control best practices.
Specifies some program
components, emphasizing
youth, requiring one-third
,of total annual funding for
advertising. Annual funding
Is 15% of 2005 Tobacco
Settlement payments to
Florida, adjusted annually
for Inflation. Provides
definitions. Effective
Immediately.

Full Text:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE
PEOPLE OF FLORIDA
THAT Article X, Florida
Constitution, is amended
to add the following:
Section 27.
Comprehensive Statewide
Tobacco Education And
Prevention Program.
In order to protect
people, especially youth,
from health hazards of
using tobacco, including
addictive disorders, cancer,
cardiovascular diseases,
and lung diseases; and to
discourage use of tobacco,
particularly among youth, a
portion of the money that


tobacco companies pay to
the State of Florida under
the Tobacco Settlement


each year shall be used
to fund a comprehensive
statewide tobacco
education and prevention
program consistent with
recommendations of the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), as
follows:
(a) Program. The money
appropriated pursuant to
this section shall be used
to fund a comprehensive
statewide tobacco
education and prevention
program consistent with
the recommendations
for effective program
components in the 1999
Best Practices
for Comprehensive
Tobacco Control Programs
of the CDC, as such Best
Practices may be amended
by the CDC. This program
shall include, at a minimum,
the following components,
and may include additional
components that are also
contained within the CDC
BestPractices,asperiodically
amended, -and that are
effective at accomplishing
the purpose of this section,
and that do not undermine
the effectiveness of these
required minimum
components:
(1) an advertising
campaign to discourage
the use of tobacco and to
educate people, especially
youth, about the health
hazards of tobacco, which
shall be designed to be
effective at achieving these
goals and shall include,
but need not be limited-
to, television, radio, and
print advertising, with no'
limitations on any individual
advertising medium utilized;
and which shall be funded
at a level equivalent to one-
third of each total annual
appropriation required. by
this section;
(2) evidence-based
curricula and programs to
educate youth about tobacco
and to, discourage their
use of it, including, but not
limited to, programs that'
involve youth, educate youth
about the health hazards of
tobacco, help youth develop
skills to refuse tobacco, and
demonstrate to youth how to
stop using tobacco;
(3) programs of local
community-based
partnerships that discourage
the use of tobacco and work
to educate people. e.ipeciallv
youth, about Lhe health
hazards of tobacco, with an
emphasis on programs that
involve youth and emphasize
the prevention and cessation
of tobacco use;
(4) enforcement of laws.
regulations, and policies
against the sale' or, other
proilsi'ln of tobacco to
minors, and the possession
of tobacco by minors; and
(5-) publicly-reported
annual evaluanons to ensure
that moneys appropriated
pursuant to this section
are spent properly, which
shall include evaluation of
the program's effectiveness
in reducing and preventing
tobacco use, and annual
recommendations for
improvements to enhance
the program's effectiveness,
which are to include
comparisons to 'similar
programs proven to be
effective in other states,
as well as comparisons to
CDCBestPractices,including
amendments thereto.
.(b) Funding. In every
'year beginning with the
calendar year after voters
approve this amendment,
the Florida Legislature shall
appropriate, for the purpose
expressed herein, from
the total gross funds that
tobacco companies pay- to
the State of Florida under
the Tobacco Settlement,'
an amount equal to fifteen
percent of such funds paid
to the State in 2005; and the
appropriation, required by
this section shall be adjusted
annually for inflation, using
the Consumer Price Index
as published by the United
States Department of Labor.
(c) Definitions. "Tobacco"
includes, without limitation,
tobacco Itself and tobacco
products that include
tobacco and are intended
or expected for human use
or consumption, including,
but not limited to, cigarettes,
cigars, pipe tobacco, and
smokeless tobacco. The
"Tobacco Settlement" means
that certain Settlement
Agreement dated August
25, 1997, entered into in
settlement of the case
styled as State of Florida,
et al. v. American Tobacco
Company, et al., Case No.
95-1466 AH (Fla. 15m
Cir. Ct.), as amended by
Stipulation of Amendment
dated September 11, 1998;
and includes any subsequent
amendments and successor
agreements. "Youth" includes
minors and young adults.
(d) Effective Date. This
amendment shall become


effective immediately upon
approval by the voters.


Financial Impact
Statement:
This amendment requires
state government to
appropriate approximately
$57 million in 2007 for the
Comprehensive Statewide
Tobacco Education and
Prevention Program.
Thereafter, this amount
will increase annually with
inflation. This spending is
expected to reduce tobacco
consumption. As a result,
some long-term savings to
state and local government
health and insurance
programs are probable,
but indeterminate. Also,
minor revenue loss to state
government is probable, but.
indeterminate.

NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION
16
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:
INDEPENDENT
NONPARTISAN
COMMISSION TO
APPORTION LEGISLATIVE
AND CONGRESSIONAL
DISTRICTS
WHICH REPLACES
APPORTIONMENT BY
LEGISLATURE

Removed from the ballot by
the Florida-Supreme Court.

NO. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION
6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION
26
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
INCREASED HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendment of the
State Constitution to increase
the maximum additional
homestead exemption for
low-income seniors from
$25,000 to $50,000 and to
schedule the amendment to
take effect January 1, 2007,
if adopted.

Full, Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead.
'exemptions.-
(a) Every person whohas
the legal or equitable title to
real estate' and maintains
thereon .the permanent
residence of the owner, or
another legally or naturally
dependent upon the owner,-
shallbe exemptfrom taxation
thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to
the assessed valuation of
five thousand dollars, upon,
e stablishmentof rgh t there to
im the manner prescribed by
law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable
title, by the entireties,
jointly, in common, as a
condominium, or indirectly.
by stock ownership or
memberships representing
the owner's or member's
proprietary interest in a
corporation owning a Tee or
a leasehold initially in excess
of ninety-eight years. :
(b) Not more than one
exemption shall be allowed
any individual, or family
unit or with respect .to.
any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed
the value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or,.
in case of ownership through
stock or membership in a
corporation; the value of
the proportion which the
interest in the corporation
bears to the assessed value
of the property.
(c) By general law and
subjecttoconditionsspecified
therein, the exemption shall
be increased to a total of'
twenty-five thousand dollars
of the assessed value of the
real estate for each school
district levy, By general law
and subject to conditions
specified therein, the
exemption for all other
levies may be increased up
to an amount not exceeding
ten thousand dollars of
the assessed value of the
real estate if the owner has
attained age sixty-five or
is totally and permanently.
disabled and if the owner is
not entitled to the exemption
provided in subsection (d).
(d) By general law anid
subject to conditions
specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased
to a total of the following
amounts of assessed value
of real estate for each levy
other than those of school
districts: fifteen thousand
dollars with respect to
1980 assessments; twenty
thousand dollars with
respectto 1981 assessments;
twenty-five thousand dollars
with respect to assessments
for, 1982 and each year


thereafter. However,
such increase shall not
apply with respect to any


assessment roll until such
roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a
state agency designated by
general law. This subsection
shall stand repealed on
the effective date of any
amendment to section
4 which provides for the
assessment of homestead
property at a specified
percentage of its just value.
(e) By general law and
subject to conditions
specified therein, the
Legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax
relief on all ad valorem tax
levies. Such ad valorem tax
relief shall be in the form
and amount established by
general law.
(f) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties
or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective
tax levies and subject to
the provisions of general
law, to grant an additional
homestead tax exemption
not exceeding fifty twenty-
five thousand dollars to any
person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate
and maintains thereon
the permanent residence
of the owner and who has
attained age sixty-five and
whosehousehold income, as
defined by general law, does
not exceed twenty thousand
dollars. The general law
must allow counties and
municipalities to grant this
additional exemption, within
the limits prescribed in this
subsection, by ordinance
adopted -in the manner
prescribed by general law;
and must provide for the
periodic adjustment of the
income limitation prescribed
in this subsection for.changes
in the cost of living.

AR''ICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 26. Increased
homestead exemption.-
The amendment to Section
6 of Article VII increasing
the maximum additional
amount of the homestead
-exemption for low-income
seniors shall take effect
January 1, 2007.

NO. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII. SECTION

(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PERMANENTLY DISABLED
VETERANS' DISCOUNT
ON HOMESTEAD AD
VALOREM TAX.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment
to the State Constitution to
provide a discount from the
amount of ad valorem tax on
the homestead of a partially
or, totally permanently
disabled veteran who is
age 65 or older who was
a Florida resident at the
time .of entering military
service, whose ,disability
was. combat-related,
and who was honorably
discharged; to specify the
percentage of the discount
as equal to- the percentage
of the veteran's permanent
service-connected disability;
-to specify qualification
requirements for the
discount; to authorize
the Legislature to, waive
the annual application
requirement in subsequent
years by general law; and
to specify that the provision,
takes effect December
7, 2006, is self-executing,
and does not require
implementing legislation.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead
exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has
the legal or equitable title to
real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent
residence of the owner, or
another legally or naturally
dependent upon the owner,
shall be exempt from taxation
thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to
the assessed valuation of
five thousand dollars, upon
establishmentofright thereto
in the manner prescribed by
law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable
title, by the entireties,
Jointly, in common, as a
condominium, or indirectly
by stock ownership, or
membership representing
the owner's or member's
proprietary interest in a
corporation owning a fee or
a leasehold initially in excess
of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one
exemption shall be allowed
any individual or family
- unit or with respect to
any residential unit. No


exemption. shall exceed
the value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or,
in case of ownership through


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Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 05-239DR

JOHN A. WEILAND, Petitioner
and
JACQUELYN GAYLE WEILAND,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: JACQUELYN GAYLE
WEILAND,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on John
Arthur Weiland whose address
is 2817 Indian Pass Rd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before
9/14/06, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
at 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately tAereafter. If you fail to
do so, default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk


of the Court's office notified
of any current address. (You
must file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved .Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings. Dated
8/2/06.
Clerk of Circuit Court.
By Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy
Clerk.
Pubish: August 10 through
September 14

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE:
ESTATE OF FLOYD CHARLES
AKE,
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-56PR
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the
estate of FLOYD CHARLES AKE,
File Number 06-56PR, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address which is


533 East 11th Street.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice, is served
must file their claims with this
Court. WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other person hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is August
24, 2006.
SYFRETT & DYKES LAW
OFFICES, P.A.
Attorneys at Law
Clayton R. Syfrett, Esq.


FL Bar No. 0054305
P.O. Box 1186
Panama City, FL 32402-1186
(850) 785-3400
ATTORNEYS FOR THE
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish August 24 & 31,,2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.

CASE NO. 06-61 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
ALICE HODGES CORE,
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

The administration of
the estate of ALICE HODGES
CORE, deceased, File Number
06-61 PR
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name and


address of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is August
31, 2006

/s/Thomas S. Gibson
THOMAS S. GIBSON


RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583

/s/ George Y. Core
GEORGE Y. CORE
202 8th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish August 31, &
September 7 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold a special
meeting on Friday, September
1, 2006, at 12:00 noon, (EDT),
in the Conference Room, Rish,
Gibson, Scholz & Groom Law
Office, 116 Sailor's Cove Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida, to discuss
funding proposals. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
Publish August 31, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: The estate of
Case No.: 06-63 PR
RAY ELLISON STRIPLING, SR.,


IN PROBATE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
Deceased. ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
NOTICE TO CREDITORS decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING estate of the decedent must file
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS their claims with this Court
AGAINST THE ABOVE WITHIN THREE MONTHS
ESTATE: AFTER THE DATE OF THE,
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS"
The administration of the NOTICE.
estate of Ray Ellison Stripling, ALL CLAIMS AND
Sr., deceased, File Number DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL.
06-63-PR, is pending in the BE FOREVER BARRED.
Circuit Court for Gulf County, The date of the first publica-
Florida, Probate Division, the tion of this Notice is August -'
address of which is Gulf County 31, 2006.
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, S/Paul W. Groom II
Florida 32456. The names and PAUL W. GROOM II '
addresses of the personal rep- RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
resentative and that personal GROOM, P.A.
representative's attorney are set 116 Sailor's Cove Drive
forth below. P. 0. Box 39 '
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
ARE NOTIFIED THAT: (850) 229-8211
All creditors of the decedent ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
and other persons having claims REPRESENTATIVE
or demands against decedent's FL BAR NO. 0037915
estate on whom a copy of this -N
notice is served' within three S/Cynthia S. Traylor
months after the date of the first Cynthia S. Traylor
publication of this notice must 1004 Old Dairy Farm Road
file their claims with this Court Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE .
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Publish August 31 & September "
THE-FIRST PUBLICATION OF 7, 2006
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE


Gulf County Bi








Commission M


PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
JUNE 13, 2006
REGULAR MEETING
continued

CONSENT AGENDA continued

Preble-Rish, Inc. Hon-
eyville Community Center
(#64632 $2,500.00 to be paid
from Account #26472-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc.
Jail Roof (#64633 $10,500.00
to be paid from Account
#53123-46100)
Preble-Rish, Inc.
N.R.C.S. Road Paving (#64642
$9,712.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #40341-31000)
Rumberger, Kirk &
Cald ell General Employment
Matters (File #G214-107990 *
Invoice #699564 $160.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-
31200)

6. Mosquito Control -
Budget & Documents

7. Purchase Request
Building Department (Toshiba
E-Studio 452 Digital Copier *
$5,568.00 to be Purchased
through State Contract #600-
340-06-1 plus B & W Copy
Service Contract) ..,.
Purchase Request
Planning Department (Toshiba,
E-Studio 3500c Digital
Copier $8,129.00
to be Purchased through State
Contract #600-340-06-1 plus
B & W Copy Service Contract)

8. S.H.I.P. Rehabili-
tation Assistance ($12,600.00
Hamilton & John / $5,000.00
Rogers

9. Special Projects
Payments as follows:

Dist. 1 Carpet Country -
Library Entrance Carpet
$ 169.80,
Piggly Wiggly -
Maintenance Dept. Cookout
$ 63.06

Dist. 2 Carpet Country -
Library Entrance Carpet
$ 169.80
Piggly Wiggly -
Maintenance Dept. Cookout
$ 63.06
Dorothy Rouse -
Dead Lakes Park Feeders
$ 768.00

Dist. 3 Carpet Country -
Library Entrance Carpet
$ 169.80
Roy Lee Carter -
Beacon Hill Park
$250.00
W Waterfront Market-
ing Wire Stands
$110.25

Dist. 4 Carpet Country -
Library Entrance Carpet
$ 169.80

Dist. 5 Carpet Country -
Library Entrance Carpet
$ 169.80

(End)

ANNUAL AUDIT CONTRACT

County Attorney McFar-f
land reported that the Annual
Audit' Contract has ended, and
the Board needs to advertise
to receive for R.F.P.'s for a new
Auditor. Commissioner Peters
motioned to advertise to receive
for R.F.P.'s for a new Auditor.
Commissioner Barnes second-'
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. County Attorney
McFarland then reported that
Florida Statutes 218.391 re-
quires that the Board appoint a
member of the Board (or a des-
ignee of the Board) to serve on
the Audit Selection Committee
with the other Constitutional
Officers. Commissioner Peters
motioned to appoint Commis-
sioner Traylor to serve on this
committee. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARING /
PROPOSED ORDINANCE -
IMPACT FEES

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance imposing impact fees
in Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title. Chairman
McLemore called for public com'-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to adopt the follow-.
ing-titled impact fee. ordinance.


Cm T:.n .,n..r Bj-re: sec.:.r.d'd .
the motion, and it passed.unan-
imously.

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-17 ;

AN ORDINANCE TO HBE
KNOWN AS THE GULF COUN-
TY COMPREHENSIVE IMPACT
FEE 'ORDINANCE; PROVIDING
GENERAL DEFINITIONS APPLI-
CABLE TO ALL IMPACT'FEES,
PROVIDING FOR RULES OF
CONSTRUCTION AND LEGIS-
LATIVE FINDINGS APPLICABLE
TO ALL IMPACT FEES; IMPOS-
ING PARKS AND RECREATION-
AL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES;
PROVIDING DEFINITIONS-AND
FINDINGS APPLICABLE TO
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL
FACILITIES IMPACT FEES;.
ADOPTING THE PARK.IMPACT
FEE STUDY; PROVIDING FOR
THE USE OF PARKS AND REC-
REATIONAL FACILITIES IM-
PACT FEES; PROVIDING FOR
AN ALTERNATIVE PARKS AND
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
IMPACT FEE CALCULATION;
IMPOSING EMERGENCY MEDI-
CAL SYSTEM IMPACT' FEES;
PROVIDING DEFINITIONS AND
FINDINGS APPLICABLE TO
EMERGENCY MEDICAL:- SYS-
TEM IMPACT FEES; .ADOPTING
THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SYSTEM IMPACT FEE STUDY;
PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYS-
TEM IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING
FOR AN ALTERNATIVE EMER-
GENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM
IMPACT. FEE CALCULATION;
IMPOSING FORE PROTECTION
IMPACT'' FEES; PROVIDING
DEFINITIONS AND FINDINGS
APPLICABLE.TO FIRE PROTEC-
TION IMPACT FEES; ADOPTING
THE FIRE PROTECTION IMr.
PACT FEE STUD', PRO:DiDN..
FOR THE' USE OF FIRE PRO-
TECTION IMPACT FEES; PRO-.
VIDING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE
FIRE PROTECTION IMPACT
FEE CALCULATION; IMPOSING
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING
DEFINITIONS AND FINDINGS
APPLICABLE TO CORRECTION-
AL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES;
ADOPTING THE CORRECTION-
AL FACILITIES. IMPACT FEE
STUDY; PROVIDING FOR THE
USE OF COREOhTIONAL ,FA-
CILITIES IMPACT FEES; PRO-
VIDING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
IMPACT FEE CALCULATION;
PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS;
.PROVIDING CREDIT FOR DE-
VELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS;
PROVIDING. FQR CHANGES ,
IN SIZE AND USE; PROVID-
ING FOR REVIEW HEARINGS;-
PROVIDING FOR APPLICABIL-
ITY; REQUIRING REVIEW' OF
THE IMPACT FEE .STUDIES
AND THE COMPREHENSIVE
IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE;
DECLARATION OF EXCLUSION
FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURES ACT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; PRO-
VIDING FOR NOTICE OF IM-
PACT FEE RATES; PROVIDING
FOR INCLUSION IN THE GULF
COUNTY CODE; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


FLOPJDA FISH .tilD WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
FOR A GRANT TO ENHANCE
THE BOATING FACILITY AT
WHITE CITY.
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
desires. to enhance boating fa-
cilities in Gulf County; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
has decided to pursue the grant
. process to enhance boating fa-
cilities; then
THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
SOLVED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
that the County Chief Adminis-
trator hereby be authorized to
execute and file an application
on behalf of the County of Gulf
with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
for a grant to enhance the White
City Boat Landing facility.
APPROVED this 13th day of
June, 2006.

(End)

OVERSTREET PARK

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed work that needs to be
dotie'atOiersti et Park. County
Attorney McFarlarid read a pro-
posed'- resolution authorizing
the filing of an application with
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission for
a grant to enhance the boating
facilities at the Overstreet Park.
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to adopt the follow-
'ing resolution. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion
for 'discussion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Chief
Administrator Butler reported,
that- this is a tier 1. and tier 2
grant, and they,will not compete
against each other. Aftei further
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously. -

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-21

AUTHORIZING THE FILING
OF AN APPLICATION WITH THE
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
FOR A GRANT TO ENHANCE
THE BOATING FACILITY AT
OVERSTREET.
'Wtf REAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
desires to enhance boating fa-
cilities in Gulf County; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
has decided to pursue the grant
process to enhance boating,fa-
cilities; then
THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
SOLVED. by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
that the County Chief Adminis-
trator 'hereby be authorized to
execute and file an application
on behalf of the County of Gulf
with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
Sfor a grant to enhance the Over-
street Boat Landing facility.

APPROVED this 13th day of
June, 2006.

(End)


.Completerprdipance on file i. -
with Clerk*, REGULAR BOARD MEETING
JUNE 27, 2006


D.E.P. PERMIT APPLICATION
- BEACH RENOURISHMENT

Chief Administrator Btitler,
discussed the D.E.P. permit ap-
plication for beach renourish-
ment, and requested permission
to obtain Chairman, McLemore's
signature to submit the applica-
tion. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed uhan-
imously..

BULKHEAD WHITE CITY
PARK

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed work that needs to be
done on the bulkhead at White
City Park. County Attorney Mc-
Farland read a proposed resolu-
tion authorizing the filing of an
application with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission for: a grant; to enhance
the, boating facilities at White
City Park. Commissioner Wil-
liams then motioned to adopt
the' "following resolution. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and. it passed unani-
mously. -.


Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the Board
cancel the next regular Board
meeting (on June 27, 2006) as
a majority of Commissioners
and County Staff will be attend-,
ing he F.A.C. Conference. Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

ROAD BOND
Chief Administrator But-
ler stated that he has spoken
with each Commissioner and
with the Attorney for the City of
Port St. Joe regarding refinanc-
ing of the road bond. Chairman
McLemore discussed that this
is critical for the County. Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
move forward with this process.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Upon inquiry by
County Attorney McFarland,
Chairman McLemore requested
that he contact Ralph Cellon to
request information on different ,
bond structures that are avail-
able:


RESOLUTION NO. 2006-20 MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES

AUTHORIZING THE FILING Chief Administrator Butler
OFAN.APPLICATION WITH THE 'recommended that all Main-


enhancee cmploi.es Of. pla.:ed
under one supervision, (Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork), 'and that the Union be
notified of the change. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve
this recommendation, and Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion.. Upon inquiry by
Road Department Superinten-
dent Knee, Chairman McLemore
stated that this would include
taking over tfe Maintenance for
the entire County. Upon inquiry
by Human Resources Director
Manuel, Commissioner Tray-
lor suggested that she contact
Maintenance Department. Su-
perintendent Supervisor Mork
to obtain an effective date. After
further discussion, the motion
then passed unanimously.

PORT ST. JOE LIBRARY

Interim Building Official
Collinsworth discussed the
fire alarm system in the origi-
nal. section of the library, and
stated that he has contacted
the Company that installed the
fire alarm system in the new ad-
dition regarding repairs to the
other system. He stated! that he
. is waiting on an estimate for the
repairs.

EMPLOYEE PICNIC

Upon inquiry by Human
Resources Director Manuel re-
garding a date to hold the em-
ployee appreciation picnic, the
Board agreed for it to be on a
weekday.

C.P.R. CLASSES

Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that he will
be teaching a C.P.R. class on
June 15-22, 2006 that is open,
to the public, and will be free for
all County employees.

FLORIDA SHERIFF'S
ASSOCIATION SUMMER
CAMP

Sheriffs Office Major Nugent
discussed the Florida Sheriffs
Association Summer Camp held
in Wewahitchka last week, stat-
ing that approximately 50 chil-
dren attended. He reported that
they have scheduled the camp
in Port St. Joe in July, and re-
quested support from the Board
to fund the camp. Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects payments:

Dist:'l Florida Sheriff's As-
sociation Donation Summer
Camp $100.00

Dist. 2 Florida Sheriff's As-
sociation Donation Summer
Camp $250.00

Dist. 3 Florida Sheriff's As-
sociation Donation Summer
Camp $25,0.00

Dist. 4 Florida Sheriff's As-
sociation Donation Summer
Camp, ;. 100.00

Dist. 5 Florida Sheriffs As-
sociation Donation Summer
Camp $250.00

(End)"

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
COMMITTEE

Planner Richardson dis-
cussed that two of the members
could not accept appointment
to the Affordable Housing Com-
mittee (Greg Johnson and Lau-
ren Massey), and he requested
that the Board appoint two new
members. Commissioner Pe-
ters recommended Jerry Gas-
kin, and Commissioner Traylor
recommended Dannie Bolden.
Commissioner Peters then mo-
tioned to approve these recom-
mendations. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Planner Richardson dis-
cussed the drought situation
in Gulf County and stated that
several Fire Chiefs are pres-
ent at .this meeting to discuss
the drought. Bill Davis, Chief
of Dalkeith Fire Department,
appeared before the Board to
request that the Board issue a
burn ban for the County, and
also ban all fireworks except for
the professional displays due to


the drought siraotlon C:iunr,'
Attorney McFarland recom-
mended passing an emergency
ordinance or emergency resolu-
tion that would place a ban on
burning, including a penalty
for violation of the ordinance
or resolution. Upon inquiry by
Chairman McLemore, Dalkeith
Fire Chief Davis 'reported that
there have been two major fires
and several brush fires that they
were able to contain. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
Williams motioned for County
Attorney McFarland to meet
with Planner Richardson and
the Fire Chiefs to draft a pro-
posed ordinance to present to
the Board. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

SENATE BILL 360

Planner Richardson pre-
sented the Board with a format
for review regarding S.B. 360
and. the Capital Improvement
Schedule. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Williams, Planner
Richardson discussed that the
$15,000.00 grant from D.C.A. is
being used to help pay for pre-
paring the information request-
ed for S.B. 360 and the Capital
Improvement Schedule.

LEGISLATIVE
REPRESENTATION

Bev Kilmer appeared before
the Board and discussed that
she represented Gulf County
as a State Representative for
six years, and stated that she
has now started -a business
called Business Age Consulting.
She, also discussed represent-
ing Gulf County as a lobbyist
on their legislative, issues. Mrs.
Kilmer introduced Jackie Wil-
son who works for her firm.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to advertise to receive R.F.P.'s.
for a lobbyist. Commissioner
Williams seconded the. motion
for discussion. After further dis-
cussion, the motion then passed
unanimously.

.TEN-HOUR WORKDAYS

Stevie Shiver, Road Depart-
mert Emplotee appeared befl'ore
the Board and discussed the
possibility of the Road Depart-
ment and Public Works Depart-
ment employees going to 4/10-
hour workdays, and reported on
the savings it would be for the
County. County Attorney Mc-
Farland discussed that Union
Negotiations are going on at this
time, and that this issue needs
to be presented in the negotia-
tions. After further discussion,
County Attorney McFarland
stated that there are a: lot of
rules that govern union negotia-
tions; and that this issue needs
to be addressed during the ne-
gotiations.

SENATE BILL 2611

Commissioner Traylor' dis-
cussed S.B.' 2611 (the Hagel-
Martinez. Comprehensive Im-
migration Reform Act of 2006),
stating that this bill passed by a
vote of 62 to 36. He stated that
it will allow millions of illegal
immigrants into this Coimuntry.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Bev Kilmer appeared
before the Board and discussed
that this bill allows, the illegal
immigrants to bring three peo-
ple into this Country. She also
stated that this bill was badly
conceived,' and can be terrible
for this Country. County At-
torney McFarland then read a
proposed resolution opposing
the Hagel-Martinez Comprehen-
sive Immigration Reform Act of
2006. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the following
resolution. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded- the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-19

WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
is charged pursuant to Florida
Statute 125.01 with protecting
the health, safety and welfare
of the citizens of Gulf County,
Florida; and
WHEREAS, legislation has
passed the U.S. Senate by a vote
of 62 to 36 known as the Hagel-
Martinez Comprehensive Immi-
gration Reform Act of 2006; and
WHEREAS, passage into law
of the proposed Senate Bill 2611
would have long term negative
effects upon the economic and
social well beings of the citizens


In me u nied States and o1 f Gul
County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill 2611
would promote millions of im-a
migrants into the United States
over the next twenty years which
would, otherwise not now le-
gally qualify to enter the United
States; and
WHEREAS, the "guest
worker" provisions of the bill
combined with the other provi-
sions in said bill would further
increase certain legal immigra-
tion beyond the economic ca-
pacities of this country, state
and county; and
WHEREAS, the Senate Bill's
attempt to address the problem
of illegal immigration by seeking
to create a viable guest worker
program is a poor attempt to
contend with the estimated
eleven million undocumented
immigrants currently living in.
the United States; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Floridad opposes pas-
sage of the Hagel-Martinez Com-
prehensive Immigration Reform
Act of 2006;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IS
RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners hereby
adopts this Resolution in op-
position to the Hagel-Martinez.
Comprehensive Immigration
Reform Act of 2006. The Gulf
County Board of County Com-
missioners would encourage and
support adjoining local commu-
nities to join in opposition to the


proposed Hagel-Ma
prehensive Immigra
Act of 2006 and to le
be heard with your
tion.

BOARD OF COI
MISSIONERS GULL
FLORIDA

DULY adopted t
of June, 2006:

(End)

PORT ST. JOB LIB:

Commissioner
cussed repair of th
system in the orig
of the library, and
advertise to receive
for the repair of 1
Commissioner Wil
onded the motion, a
unanimously. -

AFFORDABLE HOU

Commissioner
cussed the afford
ing committee, and
district has special
.stated that there is
with affordable hou
community, and he
pass this information
affordable housing
to be submitted to
Company. Commissi
discussed the land
enue A near the news
Subdivision which go
way 71. He also dis
land across from CI
Road which consists
that is owned by St..
ny. He discussed ths
like to make a req
Joe Company to mal
available for affordab
and a community
Upon inquiry by Co
'Williams, Commissic
stated that there are
lands in this area, b
mately 20 acres are a

GOLF CARTS

Commissioner B
cussed that residents
Grove community ha
ed him regarding dec
Grove as a golf cart c
and motioned for C
torney McFarland to
process to adopt an
to declare Oak Grove
community. Commis
ters seconded the mo
missioner Traylor
that the Stone Mill
Wetappo Creek are
eluded in this ordin
further discussion,
passed unanimously.

BUDGET PROCESS

Commissioner W.
cussed the workshop
held regarding the
budget process, an'
the Board for their in
issue.


2006.2007 BUDGET

Commissioner Williams
reported that the Board voted
on April 11, 2006 to adopt the
zero-based budget process. He
stated that he submitted a let-
ter to the Constitutional Officers
requesting that they resubmit
their budgets in the new for-
mat. Commissioner Williams
requested that Commissioner
Peters not submit any. more
letters to the Constitutional Of-
ficers regarding the new budget
process. Commissioner Peters
discussed that Commissioner
Williams has not reviewed all
of the budgets, and stated that
he has reviewed all the budgets.
Chairman McLemore discussed
that Commissioner Peters has
violated the policy that was put
in place regarding the budget
process. Commissioner Wil-
liams requested support. from
Commissioner Peters regarding
the new budget process.

ANNEXATION CITY OF'
PORT ST. JOE

Commissioner Williams
discussed the request that was
made to the- City of Port St 'Joe -
regarding annexation issues,
and stated that he has contacted
the engineers. He reported that
the City Manager will appear.
before the Board at the next
regular meeting, and present all.
of the information requested by
the Board.

SIGN ORDINANCE


rtinez Coin- Commissioner Williams dis-
qtion Reform cussed that the has been con-
et such voice' tacted regarding the sign ordi-
U.S. 'delega- nance, that was issued from the
Building Department and Code
Enforcement Office. Upon inqui-
UNTY COM- ry by Commissioner Williams,
F COUNTY, Chairman McLemore stated that
the Building Department can
handle the issues, on. the sign
his 13th day ordinance. Interim Building Of-
ficial Collinsworth stated that he
met with one of the individuals
that has contacted Commis-
sioner, Williams regarding this
RARY issue, and he seems to be satis-
fied on this issue. Upon inquiry
Peters dis- by Commissioner Williams,
e fire alarm Interiiim Buildihg Official Collin-'
inal portion sworth, stated that. the existing.
motioned to signs are not a problem,,it is the
sealed bids new signs that are creating a
the system. problem.
liams sec-
nd it passed SACRED HEART HOSPITAL

Commissioner Williams
'SING discussed that he has spoken
with Peter Heckathorn of Sacred,
Peters dis- Heart Hospital, regarding the
able hous- status of construction of the new
I that each Hospital. He stated that they are
needs. He meeting with O.T.T.E.D. this
s a problem week,, and they have used Op-
[sing in his portunity Florida fast tracking,
is going to to get all of the permits. Com-
n on to the missioner Williams stated that
committee they should be starting on this
ihe St. Joe project soon.
ioner Peters
east of Av- PET CEMETERY -
v Bridgeport HONEYVILLE PARK
oes to High-
scussed the Chairman McLemore dis-
lifford Sims cussed the possibility of the
of 47 acres County putting a pet cemetery
Joe Compa- at the Honeyville Park. Commis-
at he would sioner Traylor stated that a lot
uest to St. of people are interested in the
ke this land County having a pet cemetery,
ble housing, and, then motioned to proceed
land trust, with obtaining the information
mmissioner on what is necessary to create
oner Peters a pet cemetery. Commissioner
e some wet- Williams seconded the motion,
ut approxi- and it passed 4-1, with Commis-
available. sioner Peters voting no.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
arnes dis- did then adjourn at 7:20 p.m.,
s of the Oak E.T.
ve contact-
claring Oak CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
community CHAIRMAN
County At- ATTEST:
o start the
ordinance REBECCA L. NORRIS
e a golf cart CLERK
ssioner Pe-
otion. Corn- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
requested JUNE 13, 2006
Creek and WORKSHOP
'as be in-
ance. After The Gulf County Board of
the motion County Commissioners met
this date in workshop session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
illiams dis- Williams, and Commissioners
p that was Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
2006-2007 Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
d thanked Others 'present were: Coun-
put on this ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy


Clerk K .r-, Summer., Clerk Fi.
nance Officer Carla Hand, Chief ,
Administrator Don Butler, Ad-"
ministrator Staff Assistant'Lynui :
Stephens, Interim Building Offi'- '
cial Lee Collinsworth, E.D.C. Di- ,:
rector Alan McNair, Emergency, I
Management Director Marshall
Nelson, G.I.S. Director Larry Da-
vis, Human Resources Director' I
Denise Manuel, Planner David,' ,
Richardson, Solid Waste Direceo-
tor Joe Danford, and Sheriffs
Office Major Joe Nugent. ..
Chairman McLemore called
the workshop to order at 5:04'-
p.m., E.T. .

2006-2007 BUDGET -
PROCESS

Commissioner Williams
discussed his request and di-
,rection of the Board regarding
zero-based budget requests,:-
and thanked Chief Adminis-"
trator Butler. and Administri--' 1
tor Staff Assistant Stephens
for all the hard work they have,
put into preparing for the new
budget. Commissioner Williams.-
requested that Chief Adminis-
trator Butler give an overview
of the budget process. Chief'':
Administrator-Butler. discussed iq
the budget process, stating that)-.
they have made an effort to ,,
break down each line item. He
also stated that the budget pro'-
cess is going to be a lot easief"'J
to understand and .explain to '-
the. public with each line item .3
broken down. Upon inquiry by.
Chairman McLemore regarding
the support from .the Constituf'
tional Officers, Chief Admini-'
trator Butler stated that they.,"
have' broken the budget down
by each line item as instructed.
Commissioner Williams dis- '
cussed that he explained to"'1
all Constitutional Officers the' :S
zero-based budget process, 7
and that there has to be coop, .
eration from them. Chairman, .
McLemore stated that you have -
to work as a team to make'this ''
process work. Commissioner. 'q
Traylor discussed that times ,,
have changed, and the demand
for accountability is higher, and-
that all Constitutional Officers'
need to attend the budget meet-
ings and be accountable to the "-
public for their requests, Comrn-
missioner Peters discussed that i^
he does not have a problem with
the way the Constitutional 0O-
cers dru their Departments. He
also stated that'they have done 'Q
a great job, and that the proh-,t'7
lem is with the Board and their .f
budgets. Commissioner. Peters,"(
discussed that the budget could
be reduced in the healthcare *
area to eighty percent insteaH,-'
of one hundred percent. He.'1
also stated that the problem ji
with the Board budget is once
the budget has been approved
and implemented after October'"
1, the Departments come be""
fore the Board "and need new .1
trucks or equipment, and this
needs to stop. Commissioner,
Barnes- discussed the account-
ability of the budget, and also to:
educate the public. Clerk Norriso
thanked Commissioner Peters- I
for his comments and support -.
for the Constitutional Officers;
She stated that her proposals"
and work 'sheets have greater'-
details than the ones she, has .1
seen, and that the Clerk budget ;*
has been submitted. Commis- ,,
sioner Williams discussed that
his main goal is that the bud- '
get is accountable, transparent,-."
and justified. He also stated' I
that anyone that is funded by'
the Board appear before thet
Board to answer questions from
the public and be accountable"
for their budgets. Commis- 1
sioner Peters discussed that he -
has been contacted by citizens.ii
that pay high taxes regarding.,
the Offices in the Wewahitchka
Courthouse (Clerk and Ta'
Collector), iand stated that hlet '
supports the Branch Offices in"'
the Wewahitchka Courthouse.. '
Commissioner Traylor discussed ,;
that there are a lot of people that
cannot afford gas or do not have
a vehicle, and he. supports hat'-
ing the Wewahitchka Office,t-
Clerk Norris discussed that thisca
budget process Is going to be-
great for the Board. -
There being no further bus'" .
ness, the workshop did then ad-''
journ at 5:38 p.m., E.T. ."


CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN

ATTEST: '
REBECCA L. NORRIS .
CLERK


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computer skills includ-
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Sales Associates positions.
Advance offers competitive
pay, flexible schedules and
benefits programs. Suc-
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the following attributes: are
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edge, customer oriented,
team oriented, change ori-
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lingual skills a plus. Inter-
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Port St., Joe, FL No' Phone
Calls.


Automotive
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
one full-time mechanic I at
our Public Works Depart-
ment. Starting salary is
$14.06 per hour. this. is a
bargaining unit (union) po-
sition with full benefits. Ap-
plications and a complete
job description are availa-
ble in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe), or at
www.gulfcountygovemmet
.com. ,
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00pm E.T on
September 1,2006 at the
Gulf County Human Re-
sources Office. For more
information, please con-
tact Human Director De-
nise Manuel at
850-229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free work place Poli-
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.


Drivers


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Drivers

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General

City of Mexico
Beach
Is currently accepting ap-
plications for Full Time po-
sition of Police offic-
er-Patrolman 1. Must
meet FDLE requirements,
to include L.E. FDLE certifi-
cation. People, oral, & writ-
ten communications and
some computer skills es-
sential. Starting salary is
$26,000/annual plus over-
time and benefits. Applica-
tions will be reviewed until
position is filled. Call
850-648-4790 for informa-
tion or pickup application
at 118 N. 14th St. The City
of Mexico Beach is an
EEOC provider.


Drivers

USA
READY MIX
Now hiring Class A&B
CDL Ready Mix drivers.
Excellent benefits and
wages. Apply in person
1001 -Cecil Costin BlVd.
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8858
USA EQE




General
Bartender needed. No ex-
perience necessary. Must
be 18 years of older. Call
850-340-1878

General
Come work with :a grow-
ing business building and
installing hurricane shut-
ters. and other aluminum
construction. Call 850-
832-5362. "




General

Mediacom
the 8th largest cable com-
pany in the United States
has immediate openings
for:

Cable Installers
NO TECHNICAL EXPERI-
ENCE NECESSARY Posi-
tions located in Apalachi-
cola & Mexico Beach. Pre-
fer candidates with prior
electrician experience. Po-
sition offers competitive
pay, excellent benefits and,
advancement opportuni-
ties. Requires the ability to
lift and qarry up to 70.
pounds, Valid DL, an ac-
ceptable driving record
needed. Interested candi-
dates should apply by fax-
ing resume to 850-916-
7785 or e-mail sroush
Omediacomcc.com.
EOE/M/F/D/V.


Applications are being taken at Franklin Cl, Gulf CI,
and other panhandle correctional institutions.

Employment opportunities are available as soon as you
start training! Classes are offered in.Port St. Joe through the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College..


CORRECTIONAL OFFICER BASIC STANDARDS CLASS

Begins Sept. 14, 2006 from 8 am to 3:45 pm
Graduates in December 2006

ALL CLASSES are Mon-Thurs. 8 am to 5:15 pm
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General

PHAT JOB
Wanna have fun traveling
and making money? Look-
ing for 18-25 outgoing, fun
loving people! 2 weeks.
pd. training. Return trip
guaranteed. Chaz at
678-994-2633


Healthcare

Bay St. Joseph
Healthcare

Seeking a work place w/
a fun & fair culture? Our
120-bed long- term care
facility is seeking ihdi-
viduals who have com-
passion for the elderly &
enjoy working to fill the
following positions:

*Registered Nurses
Certified Nursing Assts
*Licensed Practical
Nurses

Full-time
Benefits Include:
Med/Dental/Vision Insur,
short/long term disabil-
ity company paid life In-
sur, paid time off, 401K
retirement plan, uniform
allowance, referral bo-
nus, tuition reimburse-
ment, Shift Differential.

Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison, Director
Human Resources
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244 Ext 105
Fax: (850) 229-7129


Healthcare

Southwest Med Evac, a
provider of Air Ambulance
services, is seeking Regis-
tered Nurses for its new
base to be opened soon in
Clovis, NM. To qualify you
will need three years of
ER, ICU or CCU experi-
ence plus. BLS, ACLS,
PALS and NRR TNCC, or
BTLS. You will also have
the ability to perform tri-
age, assess critical need
of patients and stabilize
patients as necessary. The
ability to work as a team
player on a nurse/medic/
pilot team is important.
You will work ten 24 hour
' shifts per month. Pay and
benefits are competitive.
- For an exciting career
come join a growing com-
pany that has been suc-
cessfully serving. the
Southwest for over 12
years. Contact Art Slaugh-
ter, Phone 505-527-21:66,
Fax 505-525-2610 e-mail
w.slaughter@southwest
medevac.com


Healthcare

The Gulf County Health
Department has one
opening for a full-time:
Career Service
(benefits assigned)
Health Support
Technician.,
Twelve Month per Year
Position based in the
Port St. Joe medical
clinic. Fingerprinting
and O/T due toEmer-
gency Duties Required.
Knowledge of ICD9 and
CPT Codes, and medi-
cal clinic experience re-
quired. For information
pertaining to this posi-
tion; contact Lesia Hath-
away at (850) 227-1276,
ext. 149. .

This Agency is ac-
cepting electronic appli-
cations only for this po-
sition. Refer to Requisi-
tion Number 64084154.
Closing date is Sep-
tember 1, 2006;
Apply at:
peoplefirst.
myflorida.com
for assistance, contact:
People First at
877-562-7287


Healthcare
The Gulf County Health
Department has one
opening for a full-time:
Career Service
(benefits assigned)
Fiscal Assistant
Based in the Port St.
Joe facility. Finger-
printing & O/T Due To
Emergency Duties Re-
quired. Knowledge of
ICD9 and CPT Codes,
and medical clinic billing
required. Salary Range:
$16,422.90 -$18,720.00
(hiring is usually at
base). For information
pertaining to this posi-
tion, contact Lesia Hath-
away at (850) 227-1276,
ext. 149. Closing date is
September August 28,
2006.
This Agency is ac-
cepting electronic appli-
cations only for this po-
sition. Refer to Requisi-
tion Number 64081367.
Apply at:
peoplefirst.
myflorida.com
for assistance, contact:
People First at
877-562-7287





Healthcare
The Gulf County Health
Department has one
opening for a part-time:
OPS
(no benefits assigned)
Clerk Typist
in the Environmental
Health Program. Salary
starts at: $9.00 per hour.
Fingerprinting and O/T
Due To Emergency Du-
ties required. Must have
computer experience.
Based in Port St. Joe.
For information per-
taining to this position,
contact Lesia Hathaway
at 850-227-1276, ext.
149.
This Agency is ac-
cepting electronic appli-
cations only for this po-
sition. Refer to Requisi-
tion Number 64923106.
Closing date is Septem-
ber 8, 2006.
Apply at:
peoplefirst.
myflorida.com
For assistance, contact:
People First at
877-562-7287


Hospitality


NOW HIRING

The new Mainstay Suites
Hotel in Port St. Joe is now
accepting ,applications for
front desk, room attend-
ants (housekeeping), laun-
dry personnel and run-
ners. Several part time and
full time positions are
available. We are looking
for a few great people to
join our team! If you are
great with guests, have a
passion. for superior serv-
ice and can play well with
others, we would love to
hear from you. As to be ex-
pected, a flexible schedule
is a must, Weekends and
.holidays will be required.
Benefits include health
insurance, aflac, tuition re-
imbursement, holiday pay,
vacation pay etc. E.O.E.
DFWR Apply in person at
the, Port Inn, 501 Monu-
ment Ave. Port St. Joe




Professional

AutoCAD
Draftsperson
Bailey Bishop & Lane, Inc.,
located in Port St. Joe, is
looking for an Engineering
Technician w/experience
in AutoCAD. Position offers
excellent pay & benefits.
Email resumes to:
sallbrittont(bblmall.com
or fax to 850-227-9650.


General
PT help in Pro Shop at St.
Joseph's Bay Country
Club. Retirees Welcome.
Call 227-1751 or apply at
700 Country Club Rd. Pt.
St. Joe



Real Estate
Re/Max Southern Realty
is looking for Licensed
Sales Agents and Adminis-
trative Assistants for
on-site work at the Bare-
foot Cottages. Tremen-
dous opportunity with im-
mediate inventory. Call
Brad Shoults at
1-800-879-0309 or fax your
resume to 1-850-837-8727
Real Estate

Sales Associate

St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently recruiting for
Sales Associates for their
Windmark Beach develop-
ment in Port St. Joe, FL.
This position requires a FL
real estate license, proven
history in selling and or
marketing coastal/resort.
properties and computer
literacy in data base con-
tact management soft-.
ware. This is an outstand-
ing opportunity to become
a part of the JOE team that
will develop 3.5 miles of
beach front property on St.
Joseph Bay! This position
maintains weekend and
holiday office hours.

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952 or email to
rebecca.standige(@joe.
com.
Equal Opportunity .
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required
Trades
Ameri-Force READY TO
WORK? Locations availa-
ble throughout the US: AL,
FL, VA, CA, IN, MS & LA
Positions Available: Electri-
cians, Pipe Welders, Elec-
tronic Technicians,Pipe
Fitters,Ship Fitters, Outside
Machinists, Welders
(Fluxcbre/Stick), Sheet
Metal Mechanics, (Must be
1st class in the above
crafts) Ability to earn up to
$1,400.00 a week 60+
Hours Available **Must be
eligible to work in the U.S.
plus have 3 YEARS SHIP-
YARD OR 5 YEARS IN-
DUSTRIAL EXPERI-
ENCE** IF YOU WANT TO
WORK CALL NOW!!! Con-
tact: 888- 269-3381
(Operators available 24
hours) recruiter@
ameriforcecom EOE/
DFWP Se Habla Espanol
Trades

CADD Technician
Driggers, Nations & Taun-
ton, LLC, A recently
opened professional engi-
neering, surveying and
mapping firm has immedi-
ate need for an experi-
enced Survey CADD Tech-
nician. We offer excellent
salaries and competitive
benefits. Please contact
Adam Taunton at 850-
639-2336. You may mail. or
fax resume to: P.O. Box
630, Wewahitchka, FL
32465, Fax: 850-639-5599.
Trades

Plumbers Helper & experi-
ence plumbers, will train,
paid vacation & holidays,
.Starting pay, $9/hr, Drivers
license required, 639-5227
for appiI.:sjlnr
Trades
Youngquist Brothers, Inc.
Excellent' Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions
Available: -Drillers
*Derricks *Floor Hands -
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545.
or contact Cliff at 239-
489-4444. MUST PASS
PHYSICAL & DRUG TEST.
Drug Free Workplace


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Awesome Proven busi-
ness opportunity at South
Padre Island, Texas. ,A
twenty five year estab-
lished steak and seafood
eatery that was taken over
by a local seafood busi-
ness man. A 5000 sq.ft.,
location with solid stained
wood walls / high ceilings
with living space on sec-
ond floor.' Plenty of AC ,
and impressive flow of
customers. A one year
building lease remaining
@ $3000.00/ per month.
Fylly equipped restaurant
ready for business, seats
100 customers. ONLY
$45,000.00. Winter Texans,
Spring Breakers, Wealthy
Mexican nationals and
TEXAS vacationers. Call
Mr. Robert Sanchez
956-459-4310 or
956-546-2356.'.



Gulf County 8COP Liquor
License. Full Liquor &
Package Rare chance to
own Asking $478K obo.
Send replies to: PO Box
1265, Port St. Joe, 32457.
Only Serious Inquires
Only! Present inventory in-
cluded- No financing.

*REMEMBER:*
Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
I~eling opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you .plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

VENDING ROUTE
All Snacks, All Drinks,
All Brands
Great Equipment / *
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ble with $6K down
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REA.L .ESTATE FOR EWW
6100- Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals


On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!










2 br, 1 ba in Port St. Joe,
CH&A. No pets, $650 +
Utilities and deposit. Call
850-229-1215





Liberty
Manor Apts'
is now accepting applica-
tions for 1 br apts. These
units are for person 62
years of age or older,
handicapped/ disabled, re-
gardless of age. Applicants
must meet income require-
ment. located at 102 Liber-
ty Manor Circle, Port St
Joe, FL, 850-229- 6353,
TDD#850-955-8771. This
institution is an Equal Op-
portunity Provider .


2 ba Home, 1824sf, on 1
acre, $1195 mo.+dep. Call
(310) 755-8118 Iv msg.
Port St. Joe bay view
1810sf 3 br, 2 ba. Ig. Flori-
da room, w/d, Fp, fenced
backyard with lawn care
included. 2 car attached
garage. 102 Sunset Circle.
$1575/mo. + dep. Avail.
Sept. 8. Call 850-774-6649


| 4130
*REMEMBER:*
Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

Airline Mechanic Rapid
training for high paying
Aviation Career. FAA pre-
dicts severe shortage. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify job
placement assistance. Call
AIM 888-349-5387.

Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
rity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139
Clerical work from home
helping US Co. file
HUD/FHA mortgage re-
funds. Call ERS
1-866-311-0701
Healthcare
Nursing: Travel RNs:
CALIFORNIA, 13-26 Week
Assignments, San Francis-
co, Napa Valley, Los Ange-
les, San Diego, Palm
Springs, Sacramento sur-
rounding cities. Excellent
Wages/Benefits Up to
$100,000/year Paid
Housing or Subsidy *
Med/Dental Ins. & 401 (k) *
Completion Bonus Trav-
el Reimbursement Immi-
gration Sponsorship *
24/7 Mgt Support UNI Call:
(877) 256-7497; Fax (916)
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Now Hiring for 2006 Post-
al Jobs $18/hour. starting,
Avg. Pay $57K/ year Fed-
eral benefits, Paid Training
and Vacations.-No Experi-
ence Needed! 1-800-
584-1775. Ref #P5101
Sales

Director of Sales Execu-
tive level income, no travel
required. 1-800-382-0859
ext. 9781.



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6100

Commercial Building for
lease with workshop and
office space. Approx.
3300sf. 201 Tarpon St.
Port St. Joe call
850-229-9400


CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.


New Metal
Building $1400/month.
2800sf has new office and
bathroom. Call
850-258-6139





Office space, approx
1200sf, $1200mo, located
on Long Ave, Port St Joe,
Some office furnishings
available, 850-229-1450


Port St Joe Warehouse
2700sf, large overhead
door, 210 Williams Ave,
$975mo lease, 229-9662


Two Private 2nd Floor Of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. Beautiful view
overlooking St. Joe Bay at
Simmons Bayou. Perfect
for real estate office or
small business. $350.00
monthly per office. Utilities
included. First, last month
rent plus $150.00 deposit
per unit required. Call 850-
229-7799 M-F, 9-4pm.



BEACH

STORAGE
,Day. 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


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814-7400


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(8501
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St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


Apartment for rent in Port
St. Joe. 3 bd 1 bth Call
Kenny (850) 227-7241 or
Phil (850) 227-2112
SMALL 1BR
Efficiency Apt, furnished or
unfurnished in Appala-
chicola. Convenient to
shopping. 850-653-6375



31.20 1
Beachouse Trailer com-
pletely renovated & im-
maculate 1 br. Does not
look like a trailer inside.
D/W, W/D. new stove, fur-
nished bedrm, Dinning rm,
close to Highland View
boat ramp. Perfect for one
non smoking person.
$700/mo. +1st, last dep +
ref's Call 229-6775



Pt. St. Joe Beach: 2 br, 1
ba nicely furnished 150'
from the beach. laundry
room, Gulf view, $950
month. + dep. Some utili-
ties included. Pets OK.
www.freeplotting.com/
beach.htm. 678-643-1285
Pt. St. Joe Beach: 2 br, 2
ba furnished 150' from the
beach. laundry, large deck
w/gulf views $1400 mo
Some utilities. included
www.freeplotting.com/
beach.htm. 678-643-1285



6130



Beautifully furnished 3
br, 3 ba TH located in The
Village at Port St.. Joe.
Conveniently located near
shopping and schools. All
electric with gas heat. Im-
mediately available at
$1000 per month with one
months rent as deposit. A
must see! Call
850-229-2706 for more in-
formation.
Grand Lagoon-Thomas
Drive. One bedroom, one
bath, with loft. Fully fur-
nished with washer and
dryer. Bay view with deck
and pool. $925/mo. Call
Michelle at 850-265-9006
or 888-265-9006.
Grand Lagoon-Thomas
Drive. One bedroom, one
bath, with loft. Fully fur-
nished with washer and
dryer. Bay view with deck
and pool. $925/mo. Call
Michelle at 850-265-9006
or 888-265-9006.



Gulf AIre 3 br, 2 ba no
smoking/pets, approx.
1700sf, garage, 1000ft
from the beach.
$1100/month with lease +
dep. Call 850-866-0071
'Mexico Beach 4 br, 2.5 ba
Brand New TH. Upgrades
throughout, community
pool. Call 678-296-9639
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700


6140
2. br, 1 ba, Highland View
area. Available 8/15/06.
W&D, DW incl, $725 mo.,
(817) 789-3527.
2 br, 2 ba with loft/den or
3rd br, 1400sf, quiet area,
large yard, yard care in-
cluded. 1st last and securi-
ty deposit required.
$1085/mo. 850-653-6792
3 br, 1 ba, 1601 Marvin
Ave. PSJ. remodeled,, W/D
CH&A., dishwasher. $850/
mo+ utilities 651-325-7731
3 br, 2 ba renovated home
with carport. Incl. W/D,
stove, D/W & Fridge. On
quiet street in Mexico
Beach. $1000 mo w/1'yr.
lease + 1 mo deep. Call
208-830-1412 ';
Houses For Rent in Port
St. Joe. 3 br, 2 ba, Ig yard,
New carpet, CH&A, $650
mo., $400 dep. 2 br, 1 ba,
CH&A, $580 mo., $400
dep. Call 850-227-3511.
Mexico Beach 305 Fortner
Ave. 1 st block from gulf 3
br, 2 ba w/gulf view from
deck. Living, family & din-
ing rm. Sep. laundry W/D
incl. Lrg fenced yard,
porch & car port. Furn.
$1100mo. Util: not incl. No
pets. Call 772-781-7229 or
772-485-6684
Mexico Beach area 3 br, 2
full baths Dblwide, only 4
mi from beach, W/D hook-
ups, CH&A, pets nego.
$850 mo., 1st and last
month's rent. 647-5722
Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting at
$700mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700



Overstreet, Beautiful 4 br,


6140

Mexico Beach, Beachside
New 2 br, 3 be, fully furn'd,
Non smokers, Long term,
$1100 mo. (770) 426-6896



Pt. St. Joe Beach: 2 br, 1
ba nicely furnished 150'
from the beach. laundry
room, Gulf view, $950
month. + dep. Some utili-
ties included. Pets OK.
www.freeplotting.com/
beach.htm. 678-643-1285



Pt. St. Joe Beach: 2 br, 2
ba furnished 150' from the
beach. laundry, large deck
w/gulf views $1400 mo
Some utilities. included
www.freeplotting.com/
beach.htm. 678-643-1285
Several LONG TERM
RENTALS Available. Call
FORGOTTEN COAST
RENTALS, 850-648-1012.
St. Joe Beach, 3 br, 2 ba
across from beach pool,
$1100/mo. + utilities, Call
612-308-4110 or 832-5699.
St. Joe Beach, 3 br, 2 ba,
enclosed garage, gulfview,
beach access, furnished,
$1200 mo., will consider
lease purchase. Call Bob-
bie@ 258-5261.
Waterfront 3 br, 2 ba lo-
cated in the Overstreet
area. Completely renovat-
ed with new kitchen &
bath, Irg back porch, over-
looking intercoastal water-
way. Short drive to the
beach.. Call 648-5865



1 6170 |
2 br, 2 ba, furnished, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in Carrabelle beach.
$700mo./$700 dep
850-697-8440 or
813-546-6987
3 br, 1 ba Mobile Home,
125 Woodley Dr. Wewa, FL
blocks from Chipola River,
$695 mo., (917) 650-6452.



Large 2 br, 1 ba. MH in
Oak Grove. $550 mo + 1
mo Dep., and util. Avail.
immediately. Call
850-227-1885
Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
with deck & screen porch.
Less than 1 block to the
beach. Furnished or unfur-
nished; $850mo, Call,
Sundance Realty 850-648-.
8700
Oak Grove, 2 br 1 ba,
fenced backyard, no inside
pets, $500mb+dep, ref,
ready Sept 1st, Call after
1pm, 227-3463

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
7100- Homes
7110-Beach Home/
S Property
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare


7100



!!!!Great Deal!!!
3 br 2.5 ba, brick/vinyl,
new Home just built,
2100+sf H/C, 2 car gar,
2/3 of an acre in White
city, w/lots of extras.
$275K, 850-227-4356
2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
REDUCED '$215K 850-
7 6 2- 3 2 5 2
www.forsalebyowner.com/
20589028
Dufuniak Springs,
Florida
Lake Front Home. Cus-
tom Built Brick 3 br, 2
ba. 110 ft. on main lake
at 10 Lake Estates.
$353K. Call
850-859-2026



Golf Course Home. 3 br,
2 ba w/elevator and FP
new carpet & ceramic tile.
Split firpin with Open Great
Room. View of 16th Green.
$329K Gall 352-622-7574
House only for Salel Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdWd
floors, C/A, FP,. stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has 'moving cost info.
$18,000. Call Mary Lou @
850-227-4625



Mexico Beach 4 br, 2 ba
screened in rear porch,
front deck, 2 blocks to
beach. Price reduced
$205K. Call 478-954-2050
Moving to the Emerald
Coast? 180' Waterfront,
Boat Dock Beautiful View
* 1600sf, 3br, .2ba house *
Island Kitchen FL Room -
Close to EverythingI
$300K obo. 850-835-0472


8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes


Call Caryn 404-643-6971
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| 8330 |
1993 36ft. Fourwinds trail-
er. 2 br queen/bunkbeds,
with slide outs. Great deal
for $5500 or best olHer
Call 850-647-3679


| 7100
New Construction homes
3 br, 2 ba, in Port St. Joe,
Starting low at $200's.
In-house' financing availa-
ble. 850-229-2560.
St Joe Beach, 3 br 2 ba, 1
story, pristine, tile & hard-
wood floor, partially fur-
nished, 1/2 block to dedi-
cated beach, Coldwell
Banker, Forgotten Coast,
Claude Brousseau, Owner/
Agent, MLS#111200
$474K, 850-625-6718



Wewa 619 Chipola Ave.
New 3 br, 2 ba, 1287sf, 1
car garage, master suite
with jucuzzi, large walk in
closet, stainless steel ap-
pli. For sale by owner
$159,900 850-832-0251



I 7110 |
"Barefoot Cottages"-New
Homes next to WindMark
Beach. Community ameni-
ties incl. pools, hot tubs,
playground, sidewalks.
Sellers offering 10% to-
ward closing costs. Buy
Now at Preconstruction
Prices and Save!!! 2BR -
$414,900, 3BR $479,900.
Completion expected by
October. Call Diane Peevy,
Port Realty 850-527-2580
CAPE SAN BLAS High
Elevation, Flood insur. not
needed Beach Erosion no
problem! 4/4.5 Great Gulf
Viewl! Beach Access in
front of house! Like New
Custom Home, lots of up-
grades, nicely furnished.
Energy Efficient, PRICE
REDUCED Don't Miss this
Fabulous Buy@ $849,9001
owner/agent 850-527-2580




Mexico Beach new TH's,
pool, starting at $208,900,
Pelican Walk Real Estate
850-647-2473
Mexico Beach, 1.5yr Old
TH, 4 br 2 ba, w/pool, rent
$1200mo, sale $234,900
850-229-8667 or 527-7525



| 71SO
1 Acre +
in Wewa on Stone Mill
Creek $62K 850-227-1885
Cape San Bias quality
bayside lot. .6 acres near
State Park. Price to sell,
$175K Call 513-697-1777



MEXFCO BEACH LOT,
150x.100, 1 'block from
beach, waterview, $250K.
OBO Owner Finance
850-596-2057 or 271-1453

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Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to beach,'
$169K OBO Owner fi-
nance. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or 271-1453



St Joe Beach, 2 1/2 lots,
steps to dedicated beach,
$510K, will divide, $10K
buyer rebate, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2473




Overstreet Area Mobile
home fqr sale. Asking
$109K. Some owner fi-
nancing avail. Call 478-
960-0800



White City 4br, 2.5ba mo-
bile Home on 5 acres with
room for horses. 'Heme
has 2400+sf and is in
good condition. 10 min. to
Port St. Joe and 15 min to
Wewahitchka. Asking
$230,000. Call Billy Joe
Smiley at Port Realty, Inc.
850-340-1213 for an ap-
pointment.. :




Investment O0pponuniry
10 new 3 bedroom
condos, 20 ,floor building.
.Access to lake/Gulf. Pana-
ma City Beach, FL.
$4,727,000. Sale price.
Consider individual sales
(850) 837-0055 or (850)
496-50'07 Claude Jones

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'99 Chevy
Cavalier
2 door, 4 cylinder, 5 speed,
$1800 Call 229-2919

Cadillac Sedan '95 Con-
cours, leather, sunroof,
loaded, exc. cond., $4650.
Quality Cars 960-4464

Chevy Malibu '00, 4 door,
AT, AC, V6, 60k miles, 1
owner, $5950. Quality Cars
960-4464

Dodge Intrepid '01 RT, 4
door, leather, 1 owner, AT-
AC, V6, loaded, $4650.
Quality Cars 960-4464

To Place An Ad
in The Times
Classifieds
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688-



1 8120
Chevy Blazer '00 LS, 4
door, 4x4, AT, AC, V6
loaded, $6950. Quality
Cars 960-4464




Chevy Blazer '97 4x4 LT, 4
door, Leather seats, load-
ed, automatic, Tinted win-
dows, Hunter Green in col-
or. $3750 Call 227-9732
evenings.





Mazda B3000 '00 4x4, AC,
AT, V6, low miles, one
owner, '$6750. Quality Cars
960-4464



81-- 140
Chevy Venture '00 LS,
Extend, loaded, rear AG,
DVD, one. owner, $5950.
Quality Cars 960-4464.

Sienna Van' 06, $25,100
TaKe over pmrs 5465mo
Call 832-5699 or
612-308-4110.





AKM '05
200T under 1000 mnles'.
Asking $1200 or best offe?
Call 850-227-3361

Suzuki
600XK '03 very fast, very
nice bike. First $5000
takes it. Call, 850-258-6139,



S210



Boat Lift Sale. Huge sav-
ings on all Boa: lifts and
Jet ski lifts. Don't miss out,
Call today. 850-258-1007
or 527-6158




Grady White 22' WAOC
200hp Johnson Ocean
Runner w/ Grady Brackf
25HP Johnson Kicker, ve]'
low hrs on motor. King l_
ran, Raytheon Fish FindeE,
VHS, Outriggers, Alum.
Magic Load Trailer, Asking
$15,500 Call 850-653-8990





Prindle
Catamaran
16FT, trailer, all equip.
$700 OBO 229-8334. "'








Boat Lift Sale. Huge sav-
ings on all Boat lifts .ara
Jet ski lifts. Don't miss out,
Call today. 850-258-1007
or 527-6158 -

BOAT STORAGE
America's Mini Storage. I
850-229-8014 or |
S850-258-4691 *|

Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENTI Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art main-
na. Enjoy The Luxurious
clubhouse and facilities.
30'x10'x10'...$280-$330.


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Estabhlishedl 1938 0 Servino Gulf County/ and surroundings areas for 67 years





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Licensed & Insured


David Lee- Owner


Cell(850)258-0071
Home(850)229-2572


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Major Appliance,
Parts, Repair, Sales
-" 232 Reid Ave
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(850)229-8040
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PAINTING ^
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl S Gutters
Doors Windows
Deck Maintenance
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured.
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668,


Kil1g ore' s
BRICK PAVERS
& TILE

Driveways, Patios, Pooldecks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850)C229-1980
Cell: (850) 258-4312
Free Estimates
Where top quality and customer
satisfaction meet!
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A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals

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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
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Liccnse#RZ-2783
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
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Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229r9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with

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Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors
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TLC Lawn Service
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" 229-6435

Free estimates Established 1991
Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems ;
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired
Licensed and Insured


Bayscapes...
Landscaping the yard of your
dreams!
Irrigation design & installation
Specializing in brick paver
driveways &
pool decks


Ba..scape Contractors.
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Repair all major brands
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180 Avenue C
Pick-up and Delivery
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President
1806 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida
32456


DUPREE'S
Custom Metal Roofs,


(850) 527-5144 phone

"Prolf. :s;aonal Custom Meal Roofs, Reroofs and Shingles"



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"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
SFull Lawn Maintenance '
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Works Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522 18053

Landscape Design &
Consultation Services

Kay Kelley
I"Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

850-927-4090
Plan It before you Plant It! 20752

ST. JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe 4S


Hardwood Flooring
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers professional
services for anyone who wants their floor completed
properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value for your money
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CD Pressure Washing &
Handyman Services
For Free Estimates Call
229-1750 Owner Daniel Griffin
Cell 899-1684 Manager Cindy Griffin

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100



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*Hazardous Tree Removal
*Tree Trimming Stump Grinding

St. Joe, Florida
L 850-762-2030 or 850-272-4197
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Specialaing in Vacation Rental Properties,
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with a focus on native and-rntralnized nts. We offer .
complete landscape services and our ae's only Florida
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Golf Carts


who want to do the work them-
selves."
A new city ordinance in
Port St. Joe will allow golf
carts on certain city streets, as
long as, among other regula-
tions, the carts meet specific
standards and have required
safety equipment installed on
them.
Earley feels the city has
"done a good job" writing
the ordinance and striking a
happy medium between carts
and cars on city streets.
"These carts won't be
people's main vehicles," said
Earley, "they are really just
toys," adding that the modifi-
cations to make a cart street
worthy for city requirements


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adds an additional $400-$500
to the cost of a basic model.
Earley's price for a basic
cart starts at $2,100 and can
go up as much as the cus-
tomer is willing to pay.
According to the new city
ordinance, any golf cart used
on the street must have all
the basic equipment that any
other vehicle has, including a
rearview mirror, turn signals,
and reflective strips on both
front and rear bumpers.
Earley also gets numerous
requests for golf carts from
residents in the county, which
does not have as many restric-
tions on operating carts as
the city.
"There are probably a


hundred golf carts in Howard
Creek alone," said Early,
describing how many county
residents ask him to modify
carts for hunting by jacking
them up two or three feet and
adding giant tires for off road
driving, and adding miniature
truck beds for hauling game.
"We'll customize it to what-
ever you want," he smiled. He
employs three full-time and
two part-time workers in the
repair and customizing part of
the business.
"It's pretty interesting to
see the potential of what we
can do to golf carts," Earley
said, but the expense is right
there, too, he added.
Earley said he reminds

(See GOLF CART on Page 12C)


Marie Logan/The Star
Basic models, ready for customer embellishments, line the street at St. Joe Rent-All


Marie Logan/The Star
One of Ralph Swatts's ready-to-go carts with custom lift package and back seat and the St. Joe safety package.


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TRIC APPLIANCES. THE ENERGY COSTS ARE BASED ON ACTUAL JULY 2006 RATES FOR PROGRESS ENERGY & ST JOE NATURAL.GAS (EXCU(
TAXES) AND THE ENERGY.USAGE IS BASED ON DATA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND ST JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY'S ACTUAL
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APPLIANCE


WATER HEATER
HEATING
DRYER
COOKING


ELECTRIC
HOME
$530.36
$487.60


$138.98
$79.63


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$229.02
$239.89


$59.97
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$301.34
$247.71


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ASIDE FROM BEING HALF THE OPERATING COST OF AN ELECTRIC WATER HEATER, A NATURAL GAS WATER HEATER WILL CONTINUOUSLY PROVIDE TWICE AS MUCH HOT-,V
STER THAN THE SAME. SIZE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER.

NATURAL GAS DRYERS CAN DRY CLOTHES IN 50-75% OF THE TIME THAT IT TAKES AN ELECTRIC DRYER. -:

DID YOU KNOW THAT'WHEN HEATING YOUR HOME WITH AN ELECTRIC HEAT PUMP ITS MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IS 90 DEGREES. WITH YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE BEI4G
DEGREES.IT WILLFEEL ALMOST COOL AND TAKE SOME TIME TO HEAT YOUR HOME. A GAS FURNACE ALLOWS HEATING TEMPERATURES UP TO 130 DEGREES WHICH WILL'.
THE'AMOUNT, QF TIME AND MONEY-IT WILL COST YOU THROUGHOUT THE WINTER MONTHS.

LET'S FACE IT, PROFESSIONAL CHEFS DON'T COOK WITH GAS BECAUSE IT LOOKS GOOD. IT IS, IN FACT, THE ONLY WAY TO COOK FOOD WITH HEAT. DISBURSED EVENLY..I




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A jacked up, giant wheeled cart with custom red paint job and

matching upholstery catches eyes at St. Joe Golf Carts.


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customers that the more
accessories they add, the more
the extras will drain the cart's
battery, so he does not recom-
mend certain accessories for
all types of carts.
Earley has been in busi-
ness in Port St. Joe more
than 30 years, 'having owned
Earley's Hardware and
Building Supply before open-
ing St. Joe Rent-All.
"We've got a good customer
base," he said, explaining that
he brought a lot of customers
with him when he sold, moved
and reopened.
St. Joe Rent-All is the par-
ent company for St. Joe Golf
Carts and St. Joe Nursery and
Supply, plus a mini storage
facility, LP gas, rental. trucks,
and several other businesses.
St. Joe Rent-All Golf Cart
Sales and Services (850/227-
2112), 706 First Street, is open
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-
Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,
Wednesday and Saturday
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. E.T., closed
Sunday.
Just behind St. Joe Rent-
All on Fourth Street, at Gulf
South Storage, Ralph Swatts
carries more golf carts.
Although he and Earley
are neighbors and work with
each other, Swatts specializes
more in what might be called
the "upper end" of golf carts.
That is not to say he does
not or'will not sell basic mod-
els, but as he described it, "I
haven't sold just the basic cart


Open House

Saturday September 2nd, Sunday September
3rd, and Monday September 4th
11 am 4 pm

for the following locations:


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on street legal carts.


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a rear-view mirror.


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with nothing on it since I've
been here."
Swatts opened his golf
cart business in Port St. Joe
on July 5 of this year, after
being in the car business since
1962.
A friend talked him into
opening the cart business in
Port St. Joe, and Swatts saw
the potential after discovering
that Early was the only other
one planning to, enter the mar-
ket, and, according to Swatts,
"he wasn't planning to do it
my way."
Swatts' way is to bring
in golf carts already custom-
ized and loaded with extras,
in contrast to Early's method
of importing basic models and
handling the customizing him-
self in his facility on First
Street.
Swatts brings in carts
that, for the most part, have
been painted, have custom
wheels and hubcaps, have lift
packages added to raise the
height or add a back 'seat,
plus custom tops, street safety
packages, whatever.
He is even catering some-
what to a smaller niche mar-
ket for "stretch" or "limo" carts
- golf carts that have extra seat-
ing added to accommodate up
to six, even eight people.
These luxury carts can
cost $6,000 to $8,000, but the
majority of Swatts' carts are in
the $3,000 to $5,000 range.
He is not planning to stock
$8,000 carts, he said; he only


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ordered one because he had a
local customer asking for it.
He also sells what he calls
the "St. Joe safety kit," the
package that makes the cart
street legal, and he has a lot of
people from out-of-town who
want lights added to the carts
they already have, even though
the majority of them drive the
carts in the county.
"You don't have to have
lights in Howard Creek,"
laughed Swatts, "but it helps."
Swatts sells both gas and
electric carts, but sells more
electric ones because gas on a
comparable model runs about
$700 more.
Gas-powered golf carts
run on a four-cylinder engine
like cars, and can be driven to
a gas station for fill-up.
He also offers custom paint
jobs, including adding any type
logo on the cart. Predictably,
someone has already ordered
a Florida State University
cart, he said, and he expects a
University of Florida cart will
be right behind it.
"I don't know yet if this is
a seasonal business or year-
round," said Swatts, "but I
know in the fall people start
talking about ordering for
Christmas."
I St. Joe Golf Carts,
(850/227-7400), 746 Fourth
Street, is open Monday-
Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 9,
a.m.-5 p.m., closed Wednesday,
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The frightening festivities will begin with a costume contest for kids, adults, families and pets, and prizes will include gift cards from local merchants. After the contest, police sirens sound the horn that businesses along Reid Avenue are open for trick-or-treating. Not to be left out, businesses located off of Reid will have tables set up full of candy and goodies to pass out. In the middle of Reid, kids will be treated to “street games” that will Fiscal year nishes with a bang for TDC By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Tourist Development Council executive director Jennifer Jenkins set a lofty perch to reach for the scal year just ended. She and her team missed bythis much. With a September that brought in a bed tax revenue increase of 26 percent compared to the prior year — the second consecutive month showing an increase of 26 percent — TDC bed tax collections for the year ending Sept. 30 spiked 14 percent compared to last year. Jenkins set a goal of 15 percent and was still trying to move on from her near miss on Monday. “The numbers are very high for the past two months,” Jenkins said. “The last month we had any kind of increase like that 26 percent was in January. “It’s great. Especially when you think that we really didn’t have a chance to kick in our concentrated marketing strategy until February.” But that 15 percent — that would have been icing on a delicious cake. Goal of aggressive timeline is permit in six months By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The import of last week’s Port St. Joe Port Authority meeting was masked by the straightforward discussion. Last week, the Port Authority approved a contract and scope of work to draft the application for a permit to dredge the existing shipping channel. Board members also heard a presentation from a representative of the Haas Center at the University of West Florida and contracted for a study to benchmark a return on investment as the port is poised for development. It would almost be dif cult to overstate the importance of both contracts. To move forward on development, to transform into revenue two letters of intent between the St. Joe Company and energy supply rms to ship wood pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe, to become a benefactor for state and federal funding pots, those two contracts mark a pivotal moment. The contract on the dredge permit application was preceded by a recent meeting among engineers hired by the Port Authority with state and federal agencies to determine heading into the process what would be needed to obtain the permit. Bill Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald said the objective and the timeline are aggressive. “We won’t feel we have done our job if we don’t meet our objective, which is to bring back a permit within the funds you have,” he told Port Authority members. “We are shooting for six months, though we would like to submit in four months. That is an aggressive time frame. “We understand what the nish line is. The objective is to get a dredged channel. We know what we are working with as far as available funds.” The contract approved last week will eat up almost $800,000 of the $1 million Florida Department of Transportation grant the Port Authority secured for the dredge permit work. A quarter of that, $250,000, which represents the local match of the state funds, is being provided by the St. Joe Company, the Port Authority’s collaborator in developing the port. But, Perry said, several facBy WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Small Business Development Center held a business roundtable meeting on Tuesday at the Gulf Coast State College Gulf/ Franklin Center as a meeting of the minds for the local business sector. An audience of 50, made up of local business owners and entrepreneurs, registered for the panel moderated by Robert Goetz, director of the SBDC, and included panels guests Mayor Mel Magidson, BOCC Chairman Tan Smiley, Economic Development Alliance chairman Guerry Magidson, Chamber of Commerce director Aaron Farnsley and Ralph Roberson, Board of Trustees Chair for Gulf Coast State College. The panelists were introduced by Loretta Costin, director of the GCSC campus. The goal of the meeting was to look at the economic climate in Gulf County as seen from the perspective of leaders and business owners. The group acknowledged that Port St. Joe was once established as a mill town, which has since transitioned to a tourist area, making a dif cult economy for startup businesses. Guerry Magidson said once the shipping channel is dredged, the Port of Port St. Joe would bring jobs to town and help the city reclaim its place in the industrial world. “Gulf County’s future looks very bright as far as economic development goes,” Magidson said. Smiley shared his personal journey of opening a car wash and day care and thanked GCSC for featuring programs that would culminate in graduates obtaining business licenses, the key to starting any venture. Roberson discussed the advanced technology center at GCSC, an unconventional classroom inside which students can study science, engineering and culinary arts. He went on to predict that technology careers will be vital for the future growth of the area and create upward of 3,400 jobs in the next ve years. Farnsley said as technology becomes more advanced and the economy changes, it will allow workers to live anywhere. He said it Dredge permit application in high gear PORT OF PORT ST. JOE See DREDGE A5 WES LOCHER | The Star During a roundtable at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/ Franklin campus, local business owners brainstormed ways for small businesses to succeed in the current economy. Local business owners have roundtable discussion See TDC A5 See BUSINESS A5 Ghosts haunt the coast tonight HALLOWEEN IN PORT ST. JOE See GHOSTS A5 Thursday, OCTOBER 31, 2013 YEAR 76, NUMBER 3 BowWow Smash B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Community . . . . . . . . . . B1 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, October 31, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com One trend the Gulf County School Board would like to see end is declining enrollment. The October state count of full-time equivalent students showed that the four Gulf County public schools are down roughly 50 students compared to projections made in Tallahassee when assessing school funding each year. That continues a decrease that began almost a decade ago and has seen the district lose almost 500 students during that period. Much of this year’s decrease was seen in the Wewahitchka schools. The student count matters because state dollars are tied to each student. Based on current perpupil funding under the Florida Education Finance Program, the drop in students equates to a district budget shortfall of $180,000. The district also had unanticipated costs from litigation related to the district’s Reduction in Force earlier this year. The loss of revenue means the district must be more vigilant in spending local capital improvement dollars. The district will focus its state bricks-andmortar dollars on simple repairs and needed door replacements, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said. “We will continue to monitor and takes steps to ensure nancial security and a balanced budget,” Norton said. The state will conduct its next student FTE count in February. It is not uncommon to see student numbers climb between the October and February student counts. Athletics Hall of Fame activities During Friday’s football game against Liberty County, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School and the district will recognize outstanding athletes and an outstanding partner in education. Serving as co-hosts for the game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Shark Field, will be the Gulf Coast State College Foundation and GCSC Student Government Association. T-shirts, pom-poms, packs and other items will be given away during the game. Ralph Roberson, current chair of the GCSC District Board of Trustees will be joined by Dr. Jim Anderson, vice president of the college foundation, in throwing out the rst ball and assisting with the pregame coin toss. At halftime, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will induct the newest class into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Inductees include Howard Browning, Frank Hannon, Lamar Faison, Norris D. Langston, Robert Nedley, Frank Fletcher, Billy Johnson, Dr. Oliver Harper and Charles Smith. Browning is the longtime broadcaster of Tiger Shark football; Hannon coached the rst state championship team; Faison was a coach and teacher at the school for 50 yards; Langston was an all-around athlete for whom an educational foundation is named; Nedley, Fletcher, Johnson, Harper and Smith all played in the rst game at Shark Field and also will be honored for contributions to the school, community and society. A reception will be at 6:30 p.m. beneath the stadium. 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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, October 31, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m While not the most attended or producer of the most Boxes of Love, the celebrants of this year’s Beach Blast said uniformly that the event was “excellent.” The Semper Fi Sisters recently enjoyed their fth Beach Blast in Gulf County and the result was hundreds of Boxes of Love heading off to troops deployed overseas and more than 50 women trying to gure out how to make next year’s Blast even better. “This was the best Beach Blast ever,” said Brenda Garth, president and co-founder of the Semper Fi Sisters, an organization of women related by blood, love or kinship to men and women in the military. “We had a very good turnout, a good cross section of women from across the country. “Many of them are already planning to come back next year.” The Sisters distributed surveys to all the departing participants and Garth said she has rarely seen such consistent praise through the ranks of the ladies who trek to Gulf County from as far away as California. This year, 51 women participated in the Beach Blast, a tad down from last year’s 73. For Emily Hansen, a Gold Star mom who lost her son in Afghanistan three years ago, the smaller numbers made for a more intimate bonding experience. Hansen said last year’s Beach Blast, her rst, changed her life after two years of mourning her son. That change continued this year. “The numbers this year were a little less than last year but that gave us a greater opportunity for bonding on a more personal level,” Hansen said. “I made new friends. It was intimate and so enjoyable.” Garth said not only the smaller numbers facilitated more close interaction, she added that the mix of ladies was a recipe for the mix of laughs, tears and friendship that make the Beach Blast uniquely special. “The mix of Blue Star, Silver Star and Gold Star ladies meshed really, really well,” Garth said. “Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the community and enjoyed the beach. “Even when it rained on Saturday, the ladies went out and enjoyed the songwriters” in town for their own festival. The Packing Party for the Boxes of Love was probably the smoothest running machine of the past ve years. “We have learned something every year and we just have wonderful people who really chip in and do such a great job,” Garth said. The ladies sent off more than 800 boxes on the Saturday of the packing party with enough boxes to be mailed out this week to move the count over the 1,000 mark. “It was so much fun and so wonderful,” Garth said of the Blast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’S NEST FRID A Y & SA TURD A Y 9 PM K ARA OKE D J D ANCING C OME SPOOK OUT WITH RANDY ST ARK RANDY & ART B L A CKW A TER DEB I JORD AN FIRST SUNDAY CELEBRATION 2 FOR 1 ALL BEER, WINE & DRINKS ALL D A Y AND NIGHT PO TLUCK The sisterhood has a blast Semper Fi Sisters pack and spread love PHOTOS BY DEBBIE HH OOp P ER | joebay.com Fifty-one women from across the country – three traveled from California – participated in this year’s Beach Blast. Below, one of the more emotional moments was the balloon launch in memory of Samantha Cochrane. Cochrane passed away while attending her rst Beach Blast last year. The Boxes of Love Packing Party was dedicated in her honor.

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O PINION www.starfl.com A Section It was the sound… As soon as you walked in the door, you heard it. It was the sound of the knife whomping, the sliding of the big knife’s blade across the table. Then the song would start again – Whomp, Whomp, Whomp, Slide… The man was huge, at least he seemed huge. Maybe he just seemed larger than he actually was because he was holding a big knife (and he knew how to use it). He wore an apron and a hat that would remind you of a soda jerk. The little soda jerk hat on such a big man was kind of funny looking. He was usually sweating. It could have been the continued whomping of the knife or the heat from the cooking. The other thing I remember is the smell. As soon as you opened the door, it hit you in the face. Not the door to the restaurant, but your car door in the parking lot. In the South, there are a few things that you can discuss and debate and appreciate for hours over sweet tea, buttermilk or something else you might drink out of a bottle or a Mason jar. These things include hunting dogs, secret shing holes, cornbread, what used to be on “Main Street,” opinions on George Wallace, football and where to nd the best barbecue. That’s just the women… Men will often discuss hair bows and their opinion of George Wallace’s rst wife, Lurleen. Lurleen was the rst and only female governor of the state of Alabama. Men’s discussions of Lurleen often include opinions of George Wallace’s second wife, Cornelia (Cuh’nelia). Barbecue preference is something that is discussed throughout the South. Topics include the best restaurant, the best plate, the best sandwich, the best sauce and best stuff that might be offered on the side like fried dill pickles, turnip greens or pickled onions. Sauce discussions can go on for hours and chopped, pulled or sliced debates will probably never be settled. For the most part, discussions are generally amicable and honorable, sort of like Ole Miss or Vanderbilt football. The “Man with the Big Knife” was the center of attention in the Goal Post Bar-B-Q in Anniston, Alabama. Before I could drive, my Daddy would take me to lunch there in the summer or send me with some of the other fellows from the newspaper. When I got old enough to drive, I would take myself. Recently, I read where they shut the doors to the establishment that I loved so much. That’s right, “They were tearing down the Goal Post.” People who drove through Anniston at night have more than likely seen the Goal Post’s neon sign with a eld goal kicker who kicked ball after ball through the uprights of the goal post. People would drive into town just to see the sign. The kicker hasn’t made a successful kick in a number of years due to a storm that either caused him to pull a neon groin, or something really serious. He just kind of stands there in the dark ready to kick. Folks will always remember the sign. As a matter of fact, there are a number of folks standing in line to buy it. Whatever happens to it, I just pray that it doesn’t get moved out of the county or God forbid, up north. I loved the sign, but my fondest memories will be the man with the big knife whomping barbecue, sliding it to the side, whomping more and the distinctive Southern savory smell. I will also remember what I ordered. “I would like a barbecue plate, outside.” They knew what I meant. I wanted the meat from the outside that looked like a crusty bark. After moving to Virginia, I went in the barbecue place that folks around Williamsburg proclaimed was “the best.” They de nitely had a lot of customers and had soda waters in big buckets of ice, but I think they have gotten to be such a big deal; they’ve had to hire “NonBBQ People.” The reason I say this is because the rst time I asked for a “barbecue plate outside,” they told me, “We do have picnic tables outside.” I was stunned. I didn’t even respond. There was no use in causing a problem. Bless these folks’ hearts; they didn’t know what outside meat was. I’m sure they’ve never heard of Lurleen or Cornelia Wallace and the only thing that comes to mind when they hear the name George Wallace is a black and white lm clip, possibly even thinking Forrest Gump was there when it happened. The sounds and the smells are worth remembering; they are worth saving. They were part of growing up. I saw the cutest bow on this little girl’s head the other day (and she had on a smocked dress). I could tell she was from “good people.” I bet her mama knows how to make good cornbread (and her daddy can tie that bow in her hair if he needs to). Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. ‘Tearing the Goal Post Down’ The dog was about the size of a small horse. He would scare you even when he was tied to the giant log chain in the fenced in back yard. He had teeth the size of elephant tusks. He was junkyard dog mean. And he didn’t like little kids. Home for him was the big two story house at the corner of Stonewall and Magnolia. Every child out toward the end of Stonewall had to pass by “Bruno” on our way to town. He’d start barking at you about Cherry Avenue and would still be barking when you sprinted past the Baptist Church up where the road turned toward town. If you slowed down or looked in his direction, he’d climb that wood fence to get you! When we got by unscathed, we’d collect our breaths in front of Mr. Raymond White’s service station and thank our lucky stars. I took to taking the long way to town around by Bethel College and then down the railroad track so as not to arouse the dog’s ire. Going by at night was like jungle warfare. We’d snake around by Jack Brummitt’s Funeral Home, crawl through the woods and come out behind Bo Booth’s house. I didn’t mind the extra distance or the dirt on my hands and knees; I made it home safe and sound! I don’t remember who decided it was time we did something. I do remember it was Halloween week and we gured by the sixth grade we’d outgrown the simple “trick or treating” anyway. We needed, according to Yogi and Buddy, “a little more adventure in our lives”. It probably would be prudent to change the names here to protect the innocent ... but as I look back on it, there weren’t no innocent people in this caper! “Let’s dig a giant pit beside the stop sign, dangle a little bait in front of Bruno and when he lights out after us, we’ll lead him into the hole”. Dead silence. I could see a hundred problems with this plan already. “Buddy, are you nuts!” Terry was the rst to nd his voice, “Which one of us is going to be the bait? And what if that dog misses the pit?” Pretty sound questions I thought, but Squeaky trumped any reasoning I had, “What if one of us falls into the hole WITH the dog?” More silence. “Let’s kidnap Bruno. We can put a burlap bag over his eyes. You know how that works with horses. It calms them right down.” Ricky lived way over on Forrest Avenue, he didn’t understand the gravity of the situation. “We could take him to the Halloween Carnival and throw him in amongst them folks hopping around the musical chairs!” I have to admit I got caught up in the moment; the sight of that big hairy dog loose in the midst of the dart throwing, apple bobbing and haunted house would be something to behold. And, listen, Bruno leaping across the cake table, barreling through the corn maize or biting the PTA president might be worth the risk. We didn’t bother with any costumes or masks. We had no idea who lived in the big house. No one was ever at home. I’d never seen any lights on or anyone out in the yard. Ruth Ann swears she’d spied “ghost like creatures” oating by the windows but ya’ll know how Ruth Ann was prone to exaggerate. It was a pitch black Halloween night. We made no sound as we descended on the big house from the town side. We gured if Bruno was watching he’d expect a frontal attack. All breathing stopped. We inched toward the side gate with the quietness of a World War II sniper. The plan was simple. Terry and Buddy had burlap bags, the rest of us had a rope and a stick. When the burlap bag got over Bruno’s head, the closest guy was going to wrap his rope around the bag, closing it tight. The stick was to beat the dog off of us in case the rst plan didn’t work. As Yogi eased the door open and we leaped into the back yard I wondered why we hadn’t heard the dog. In the dead silence something bumped against my leg. I whacked down hard with my stick and jumped back. I heard a growl or a moan, I’m not sure which and then a burlap bag landed over my head. Something bit my arm and I’m telling you I took to swinging that stick like I was Willie Shoemaker himself whipping Sword Dancer down the last furlong at the Belmont Stakes! You know, sometimes Ruth Ann didn’t exaggerate! I kicked something or somebody off of me, threw the burlap bag over the closest object that I could make out in the dark ... took a last couple of swipes with my club and I vacated the premises. This year’s Halloween Carnival was going to have to limp along without Bruno. As Mom was examining my arm I explained how the wild gremlins from another planet caught us off guard— “Well, this bite looks more like the human variety to me. And what scratched you all over the face?” My only consolation was I didn’t look as bad at Ricky or Yogi. Some ghoulish end had beaten them severely about the head and shoulders! And there was some lasting satisfaction out of the nights escapade, Bruno never barked or chased us again. He did, however, sit up on the front porch and laugh his silly head off every time we went by. Respectfully, Kes One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next year’s elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people. Why? Because nothing got resolved. The agreement leaves the government open only until mid-January, and gives the Treasury the ability to borrow through early February. All that effort secured us the barest minimum that we needed. Tax reform, spending, entitlements, jobs and economic growth: we’re no better off than we were before a small faction in Congress brought us to the brink of an unnecessary disaster. So the question is, can we avoid a similar crisis down the road? The record of the recent past gives no ground for optimism, though members of Congress may now recognize the enormous economic costs to the nation of a shutdown and neardefault. To avoid repeating their recent sorry spectacle, however, they will have to confront three challenges. First, Congress has to break its habit of governing by crisis. Second, its members need to take a leaf from this most recent experience and remember that the essence of legislating is negotiation. Finally, they need to recognize that every time Congress fails to assert itself, other institutions gain more power at its expense. Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. They plan ahead, confront and resolve their challenges, ful ll their responsibilities abroad, and respond to their own people’s needs. Congress can do none of these things so long as its members insist on resolving one crisis by setting up another a few months down the road. Some people in Washington argue that this is because we live in trying times, faced with bewildering economic upheaval, social and demographic change, and a sorely divided body politic. That’s all true — but politics has always been about getting things done in dif cult environments. Congress was designed to be the institution where the dif culties of the moment could be overcome by legislators with the skill and temperament to work together to overcome them. Instead, we face a host of challenges with a Congress unable to address them because it can only postpone a crisis from one date to another. I nd myself thinking often these days of the skillful legislators I’ve known over the years. Where are their counterparts today? The negotiations that produced the last-minute settlement may have taken a lot of effort, but they do not measure up to what’s required. Congress only works well when its members understand some key things: that each party has to walk away with something; that it’s crucial to preserve exibility and avoid pandering and scorched-earth rhetoric; that it needs to address the issues Americans care about most; that to avoid failure all the key players need to be at the table; and that they need the fortitude not to walk away from talks when things are going poorly. Years ago, key players in serious negotiations went out to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, and were con ned to the compound until they came to a resolution. We need legislators who are willing to roll up their sleeves and commit that fully to the process. Because in our system, power never evaporates, it just ows elsewhere. So when Congress doesn’t perform, it cedes power to others. By its inaction, Congress has given power to the President, who can use executive actions to enact policy. It has strengthened the federal bureaucracy by leaving regulatory decisions to federal agencies with very little direction or oversight. It has given massive economic power to the Federal Reserve, since someone has to promote economic growth in the face of congressional failure to deal with our scal issues. And it has allowed the Supreme Court to become the central policy-making body on controversial issues from campaign nance to af rmative action to environmental regulation. “Any society that relies on nine unelected judges to resolve the most serious issues of the day is not a functioning democracy,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said in a recent speech. I’m sorry to say that he’s talking about us. Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. 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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, October 31, 2013 N O T IC E O F C E R T I F IC A T IO N O F T A X R O L L P u r s u a n t t o s e c t i o n 1 93 1 2 2 F l o r i d a S t a t u t e s M i t c h B u r k e Pr o per t y A p p r a i s er f o r G u l f C o u n t y h er e b y g i v e s n o t i c e t h a t t h e 2 0 1 3 t a x r o l l s w er e c er t i e d t o t h e T a x C o l l e c t o r o n O c t o ber 2 3 2 0 1 2 f o r t h e c o l l e c t i o n o f t a x e s M i t c h Bu r k e C F A G u l f C o u n t y P r op e r t y A ppr a i s e r DREDGE from page A1 tors provided wind in sails. Many studies done in prior years had proved useful in providing some of the essential information agencies would need. The shipping channel itself, 14 miles long but dredged as recently as 1986, does not represent a new or overly complex project. The channel is there, and roughly 60 percent is in need of little more than maintenance dredging, said board member Eu gene Rafeld. “We need to note that compared to other ports in the state, this will prob ably need the least amount of dollars to keep it open per ship,” Rafeld said. “That is very appealing to agencies.” Perry said a recent seagrass study showed “minimal impact” from the dredging. The St. Joe Company has identied a number of inland sites for the spoil material from dredging, and preliminary examina tion of the shipping channel showed there was a pos sibility of materials, par ticularly near the spit of St. Joseph Peninsula, suitable for beach nourishment. The rst major compo nent of the application mov ing ahead, Perry said, was an in-depth study of the sediment in the channel. Over several days in mid-November, work will begin from a pair of barges as engineers bore 67 GPSnoted locations in the ship ping channel to determine the soil contents. Engi neers will bore 2 inches below authorized depths at various points of the channel. “We need to get busy on that immediately,” Perry said. “It is very important we know for the 14 miles of the channel what we have and where, what is suitable for beach material and what is not. “Before we can do any thing else, we need to know the materials we are deal ing with.” The potential hiccup to disrupting the timeline, Perry noted, was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a Corps requirement before undertaking a dredging project to per form a study to determine negative effects on any Corps project. Perry noted that the dredging would not have an effect on any Corps project, but the study would push out the timeline for the application to dredge and would be a study the Port Authority, lacking in rev enue, would have to fund. “Our hope is that it will not be required,” Perry said, while adding there was also a pot of federal money the Port of Port St. Joe could qualify for to as sist in underwriting the dredging project. “We are trying to access those fed eral dollars.” ROI The acronym for Re turn on Investment, ROI, has been a mantra from state officials, from the governor to legislators, when discussing addi tional investing in devel oping the port with port officials. A contracted study, board chair Leonard Cos tin said, could top $60,000, money the Port Authority does not have. However, the Haas Center, which researches and analyzes economic trends across Northwest Florida, agreed to under take a study at far less — under $20,000 — to try to pinpoint the value of the port as a developed and operational port. Rod Lewis said the study would focus on seven basic elements, including an overview of the history of the Port of Port St. Joe; the tonnage of material committed to the port through the St. Joe LOIs; the $5 million in Genesse-Wyoming rail improvements St. Joe was contracting for and the rail line jobs that work would generate; three oth er projects that are on the burner and would become more viable with a devel oped port; and facilities and infrastructure built on regional airports due to facilitate the movement of goods in and out of a de veloped port. “You are building on a core foundation built up over time,” Lewis said, ref erencing millions in infra structure the port has ac quired in significant part through state and federal funding for ports. “That is at the core of what we are looking at.” Raffield said another selling point for the Port of Port St. Joe was location, its relative proximity to an expanded Panama Canal in relation to other Florida ports as well as markets to the north and the access to rail and highways. Given the level of goods shipped by truck and shipped through the Panama Canal, reduced fuel costs to ship into and truck out of the Port of Port St. Joe would be advantageous. Lewis said a draft of the Haas Center study could be provided in four to five weeks with an aim at hav ing a completed study in time for the state legisla tive session. Meetings of the Florida Legislature begin in De cember with the session beginning in February. The FDOT approved using some of the funds from the dredge permit application dollars to pay the $19,500 for the study. “We are going to be tight,” Costin said of the $1 million in FDOT money moving things forward. “We need to justify what we are doing to the pow ers that be.” And the work hardly ends as Jenkins has set a goal of 20 percent growth in bed tax revenue for the coming scal year, in cluding a 30 percent increase in revenue for the so-called shoulder seasons of fall and winter. To convert percentages into dollars, this past year’s scal year TDC budget was crafted based on a revenue projec tion of $600,000. The TDC collected al most $900,000 in bed taxes. As a result, the TDC advisory coun cil recently increased the projected budget for the just-started scal year at $650,000. “I want to set those high goals because I don’t want us to be complacent,” Jen kins said. “I don’t spend ad valorem dol lars. I spend bed tax dollars, and I have a lot of partners. I owe it to them not to be complacent. “And we have done this with not a lot of money. Six hundred thousand dollars is not a lot in the big picture.” One critical aspect of the prior year, Jenkins said, was contracting in-depth multi-layered research of a kind the TDC had never performed and provided a trove of important information about who visits Gulf County, why and what they do, where they come from and want from their experience. The research helped shape marketing approaches across multiple platforms and was noted repeatedly by elected of cials during decision making months af ter the research ndings were released. “The research really put us on the right track,” Jenkins said. “I don’t think we could have done what we did without the research.” The outstanding last two months have been fed in part, Jenkins said, by an in crease in international tourists from Eu rope and Great Britain. Jenkins noted two men from the UK who came on vaca tion and stayed for the recent Songwrit ers Festival. The “shoulder season” is strong in other key ways. “I also have heard from partners that they are able to keep their workers on, they are not having to lay off as much,” Jenkins said, adding that jobs are as important in her bucket list as heads in beds. Jenkins said she also was pleased with the informational kiosks built by county maintenance crews and placed at eight parks around the county. She also emphasized the face time her team — staff grew as Jenkins took nearly all functions of the TDC in-house — de votes to getting out in the community and “talking to people and our partners.” “That has been very important,” she said. The results are evident in climbing trafc on the website, a growing number of “fans” on the TDC Facebook page and growing trafc at the TDC Welcome Cen ter in Port St. Joe. “It has been really busy just today,” Jenkins said on Monday. Next year’s visitors’ guide will jump from 68 pages to 80 and will include new sections, such as pages devoted to hunt ing and partners. But as is the case in the world of Jen nifer Jenkins, work remains. “I really missed snowbird season, though I can chalk that up to just being new here,” Jenkins said. “I would like to get ahead of Spring Break in April and May, and I missed out some on shing.” She also wants to implement a pro posed “beach ambassador” program emphasizing enjoying paradise in a safe manner, a kind of concierge/beach patrol. There will also be a signage program pertaining to county ordinances on beach driving and pets, but signs that will not be “in your face.” “Now we are ready to polish (the foun dation laid the past year) up a little bit,” Jenkins said. “My team is excited about it.” TDC from page A1 C oO U r R TESY oO F MAri RI E R om OM ANELLi I | Special to The Star The TDC recently invited visitors to send the agency their best photos of the area. This photo of a bald eagle skipping along the shoreline could have been one, but instead Indian Pass resident Marie Romanelli shared it with our readers. is important to get the word out that Gulf County could be the place for people with money, who will then spend it within the community. “You need good health care, good education and a high quality of life,” Farn sley said. “We need to at tract high-paying jobs to see improvement in the community.” Some members of the panel put their eggs in the port basket, as a surere way to stimulate the local economy, though Rober son said a serviceable rail road, four-lane highway access and high speed In ternet are the main road blocks to Port St. Joe be coming a boom town. Roberson said, “You can have the greatest port in the world, but if you can’t get to it, it doesn’t matter.” Mayor Magidson com mended the Tourist Devel opment Council for their role in marketing Gulf County across the South east and hoped to see them expand their reach. “Tourism is the base of the economy right now,” Magidson said. “It’s not the end game. It’s one leg of a strong economy.” Guerry Magidson said balancing industry and tourism while keeping the quality of life is the key to success. The SBDC is a free ser vice that delivers up-todate consulting, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small busi ness management. Busi ness owners have access to free, condential oneon-one consulting that cover startup, nances and marketing. Serving six counties, the Port St. Joe branch of the SBDC is now located at GCSC. Goetz revealed plans to host free training sessions next year that will teach strategic planning to local entrepreneurs who want to take their busi nesses to the next level. include hay bale bowling, a ring toss and a cake walk. Pat Nease, a storyteller from Panama City, will regale kids with spooky stories. The South Gulf Coast Volunteer Fire Department will have a haunted re truck on site for children to explore … if they dare. “We want to slow kids down a little and engage them more,” said Chamber of Commerce director Paula Pickett, who organized this year’s event. “We’re amping it up this year and making it fun for the entire family.” The cake walk is a fundraiser for the Merchant’s Association to purchase Christmas lights for the trees along Reid. A surplus of 5,000 glow sticks left over from the Centennial Celebration in July will allow kids to build an interactive art installation. Area restaurants will be open and ready to feed hungry attendees and will offer food and drink specials in honor of the holiday. Other entertainment will include live music from Freddie D and Lola, who will perform near Hannon Insurance while the Boyer Band will entertain from the City Commons gazebo. Though it was Pickett’s rst time co ordinating the event, she described the planning process as “uid” and said ev eryone on the event committee was easy to work with. She also thanked every one who made donations of candy to the Chamber. The goodies were distributed to area businesses to hand out to hungry Halloweensters. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes will host a sh fry fundraiser that will begin at 5 p.m. ET on the corner of Reid and State 71, serving fresh sh, tea, corn, green onion hush puppies, cheese grits and coleslaw for $7 a plate. The event will raise money for the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Li brary, a cause to which the Babes have already donated almost $10,000 the past three years. When government cutbacks started, the library began to close on Wednesday and Saturday. The Bunco Babes will use the money to purchase books, videos and audiobooks for the facility. The goal of the Babes is to raise enough money in the future that the library can be open seven days a week. “We feel like the library is such an important part of the community,” said Bunco Babe member Dana Boyer. “In addition to books, they give access to computers to those who may not other wise have access.” Let the haunting begin. GHOSTS from page A1 The 13th annual Ghosts on the Coast celebration will feature a costume contest for kids, adults, families and pets. Trick-ortreating will take place at businesses all along Reid Avenue.FiFI LE PHo O T o O WES LocLOC HEr R | The Star During a roundtable at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin campus, local business owners brainstormed ways for small businesses to succeed in the current economy. BUSINESS from page A1

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Monda y T hursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) F rida y S a tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) BWO H unti ng H e a dq u a r ters : CAMO AR RIV ING DAIL Y Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 653-886 8 WEEKL Y ALM ANA C S T JO SE PH B A Y AP AL A C HI C O L A B A Y W EST P ASS T I DE T ABLES M O NT H L Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu O c t 31 81 71 25 % F ri, N o v 1 81 68 67 % S a t N o v 2 80 54 21 % Sun, N o v 3 75 53 9 % M on, N o v 4 73 48 15 % T ues N o v 5 73 51 2 % W ed N o v 6 75 54 41 % SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Offshore fishing will soon come to a halt as the gag grouper season will end on Dec. 3, leaving only a few species to target offshore. We have had a great fall so far with good grouper catches and amberjack and triggerfish. Most of the king fish and Spanish have moved further south. As the temperatures cool down, the fishing should heat up this fall. Good trout and flounder reports are starting to come in from the ICW (canal) in St. Joe. Try using grubs and jigs along the new sea walls for flounder and trout. Redfish and some “bull” reds are also being caught here as well. Special to The Star Now that the government shutdown is over, St. Vincent national Wildlife Refuge has reopened. The island clean-up that was scheduled in October has been rescheduled for Nov. 15. If you are interested in helping, email supportstvin.com with your name and phone number or email address. There are still about 100 permits available for the hunts this winter. The Archery Hunt takes place Nov. 20-24. You can get a permit and more information on the FWC website. SPECIAL TO THE STAR St. Joseph Peninsula State Park’s staff is wrapping up this season’s sea turtle monitoring program. This year has turned out to be an average year for nesting numbers, with an exception. We had 115 total nests. One hundred eight nests were Loggerhead Sea turtle nest. The exception is that we had seven green sea turtle nests on our beach. This beat our past record of three in the late 1990s. Our usual nesters are loggerhead sea turtles, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Greens are endangered, and nest frequently along Florida’s east coast, far outnumbering those in the panhandle. Green sea turtle adults are larger than their Loggerhead cousins, and the hatchlings are black with a white trim around their shell, ippers and underbelly. If you would like to know more about our sea turtles, wildlife and the park itself, stop by when you’re in our area. Our park staff can answer questions and talk about the wonders of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Special to The Star Across the almost 6 million acres in Florida’s wildlife management area (WMA) system, of cers with the FWC can be found atop buggies, operating allterrain vehicles, in patrol trucks and on foot. One part of their job is to patrol public lands. This time of year, many hunters are also in the woods too, scouting or enjoying archery season, and other nature-lovers are taking advantage of the cooler weather. Through state, federal and private partnerships, Florida boasts many diverse and exciting public hunting opportunities. The FWC encourages adults and children to get out and enjoy all the state has to offer, and its of cers make sure that people do so safely and responsibly. “We want people to be safe outdoors and the resources to be around for generations to come,” said the FWC’s Lt. Albert Wass de Czege, a eld supervisor in northwest Florida. Safety while hunting is of paramount importance, which is why hunter safety courses are required for most hunters. FWC of cers make sure all bag and size limits are followed, appropriate methods and equipment are used, and that hunters are hunting during the right hours and possess the necessary license and permits. “We also check that all users, not just hunters, are being safe and responsible in our WMAs,” Wass de Czege said. “They should be operating on open roads or trails, staying off closed roads, following speed limits and showing courtesy to others.” As more people hit the woods this fall, FWC of cers may set up surveillance and plain-clothes details and use radar devices to accomplish this. Also, they are just a phone call away if people nd themselves in need of assistance. Violations involving licenses and permits could warrant a $50 ne plus the cost of the license. Penalties can escalate for people with recent previous violations. Some hunting and other violations can lead to more serious consequences, including higher nes and even jail time. “If you follow all posted information and treat others and the resources with respect, you will be setting yourself up for a great time in the outdoors,” Wass de Czege said. All safety precautions and resource laws are of vital importance, on both public and private lands. Those hunting on public lands just need to remember a few extra things: Do not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs. Pick up all belongings; don’t litter; preserve paradise. Only build res of appropriate materials at recognized campsites and thoroughly extinguish ames and embers before leaving. Be sure of the speci c rules for the area in which you plan to visit. You can go to MyFWC. com/Hunting and click on “WMA Brochures” for more information. Remember to report any suspected sh, wildlife or boating violations by calling 888-404-3922, texting Tip@MyFWC.com or going online to MyFWC. com/WildlifeAlert. Editorial note: “Protecting Paradise” provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC of cer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about shing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make. This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It will feature different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Florida’s people and beautiful natural resources for years to come. Thursday, October 31, 2013 SPECIAL TO THE STAR St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting the yearly White Tail Archery hunt during the month of November. The refuge will only be open to permitted hunters during this time. Interested hunters should obtain a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website myfwc.com/ license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/st-vincent-white-tailed-deer/ or your local hunting permit distributor. If you have any questions, contact us at 653-8808 during regular business hours or you can visit our webpage www.fws.gov/saintvincent/huntsh.html. STATE PARK STAFF WRAPS UP TURTLE PROGRAM FOR SEASON Stay safe, be responsible on public lands St. Vincent reopens Page 6 2013 ST. VINCENT ARCHERY HUNT NOV. 20-24

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, October 31, 2013 A Page 7 Section Star Staff Report The Lady Gators cross country team from Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School won the District 3-1A title last week. Kristen Nichols, Tara Walding, Ashleigh Price, McKenna Waters, Rylee Waters and Sha’Mario Cole, seen in photo, took rst place among the ve teams in the district. The team prepped for district by winning in a meet at Altha in the nal meet of the regular season, with Cole nishing rst overall. The boys, led by senior Jakob Bidwell, were third at district. The team is comprised of Bidwell, Jonah Bidwell, Kaden Phillips, Roman Brown, Truman Green, Elijiah Sarmiento and Austin Malcolm. The boys also nished rst during the last regular season meet at Altha, with Jakob Bidwell rst overall. Lady Gators take district cross country title CROSS COUNTRY By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Dwayne Griggs set an early beat and the Tiger Shark defense kept in time and the result was a return to the postseason. After four seasons of watching the playoffs from home Port St. Joe earned a trip back with a 17-3 defeat of visiting West Gadsden last Friday at Shark Field. The victory improves Port St. Joe to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in District 1-1A, clinching no worse than second in the league with a showdown at home against Liberty County, also undefeated in district play, for the district title next Friday. The Panthers fell to 5-4 overall and at 1-2 in district play drop out of the playoff picture. “I am proud of our kids,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. “We have stuck together, faced a little adversity, but we are heading to the playoffs. “We know we will have our hands full with Liberty County, but we also know we have to play 24 strong and have each other’s backs. We have done that all year long.” Port St. Joe, facing a Panther team that operated nearly all night in threeand four-receiver sets, played tenacious defense. Hurrying West Gadsden quarterback Deonte Jackson every time he dropped to pass, the Tiger Sharks held the Panthers to 215 total yards, more than 90 of that coming on the nal two series as West Gadsden tried desperately to get back in the game. Jackson nished 10 of 26 passing for 165 yards, more than half coming in the nal ve minutes, with one interception. That interception was critical. Early in the second quarter of a scoreless game Jackson sent a pass into the middle of the eld where Griggs, timing his move perfectly, stepped in front of a receiver at the Port St. Joe 23 to intercept and dashed all but untouched to the end zone. Drew Lacour added the extra point and Port St. Joe had a 7-0 lead. “Defense wins ball games for you sometimes when the offense is struggling,” Gannon said. “That was the case tonight. That Griggs interception really set a tone.” West Gadsden added a 27-yard eld goal shortly before the half to pull to 7-3 but the Panthers went into the locker room frustrated by opportunities lost. Twice the Panthers took passes into the end zone only to have the touchdowns erased by penalties. A screen pass for a score was nulli ed when all ve offensive linemen beat the receiver into the defensive back eld for an ineligible receiver call. A deep sideline route for a touchdown came back due to a holding penalty. “We were just a couple of plays away tonight,” said West Gadsden’s rst-year coach Joey Striplin. “I’m proud of these guys for competing so late into the season and having a chance at the playoffs because that hasn’t been the case in recent years. “But give credit to Port St. Joe. They have a great team and it was their night. They made the plays.” Griggs, who led the Tiger Sharks in rushing with 60 yards, put Port St. Joe in full control with a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The play was set up by a 37-yard dash by Jak Riley after a short punt gave Port St. Joe the ball at the Panther 46. An extra ve yards was added for a horse-collar tackle and Griggs nished off the quick strike. Lacour added the extra point and also a 31-yard eld goal with 5:43 remaining – after being wide left from 30 yards in the third period – to complete the scoring. The game marked the return to Port St. Joe of running back Jarkeice Davis and wideout T.J. Williams after being suspended all season due to off-theeld issues. Gannon said the team voted to accept the two back and Davis had 57 rushing yards and several big plays on defense while Williams had a big 24-yard reception and contributed to the stellar play of the defensive back eld. With Cole Cryderman’s 37 yards – he was the workhorse of the rst half and Riley’s 55, Port St. Joe had six backs rush for 209 yards, four contributing 3760 yards. Lacour was 3 for 5 passing for another 56 yards. Star Staff Report Whether being bounced from the playoffs or the looming end of a long season, the Gators of Wewahitchka came out at last Friday and were routed 550 by Vernon in the Gators’ last home game. The Gators could get little going offensively after the opening drive of the game ended on downs at the Vernon 30 and Vernon exploded for 27 secondquarter points to remove any doubt on outcome. The start of the game symbolized the Gators’ woes the rest of the game. Taking the opening kickoff they marched inside Vernon territory only to turn the ball over on downs. Two plays later a Vernon back went 63 yards for a touchdown. Wewahitchka fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Vernon recovered, quickly converting the turnover into points. Junior quarterback Rashard Ranie rushed four times for two yards and was 4 of 15 passing for 48 yards with one interception. Jarvar Hill rushed 12 times for 68 yards and Jonathan Palmer had 11 yards on two carries. Tad Gaskin caught two passes for 36 yards and Peter Setterich caught two passes for 12 yards. The Gators (2-7) have a bye week Friday and then travel to West Gadsden the following week to complete their season. 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JOE HOSTS LIBERTY COUNTY Time: 7:30 p.m. ET When: Friday What: A game that will decide the District 1-1A title and playoff seeding. Port St. Joe stamps playoff ticket Vernon dominates Wewahitchka PSJHS boys’ soccer jamboree Saturday Star Staff Report The boys’ soccer team from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will host a Jamboree this Saturday as the season kicks into gear. The teams, including PSJHS, Tallahassee Godby and Rocky Bayou, will play at the Lamar Faison Soccer Complex directly behind Port St. Joe Elementary School. The action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET with Port St. Joe facing Godby on Field 1. Godby will compete against Rocky Bayou at 3 p.m. on Field 2 and Rocky Bayou will play the host Tiger Sharks at 5 p.m. ET on Field 1. Special to The Star The third annual Silent Auction/Golf Tournament to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum will be held Nov. 8-9 at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. As part of a full weekend event, a reception will be held 6 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 8 with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, for a $10 entry fee. A cash bar for spirits will also be available and live music by The George Boyer Band. A Silent Auction will take place with auction items including Limited Edition Prints of historic military and cultural events, gift baskets, and area hotel stays. Other items are requested. A variety or items will be available A bene t golf tournament will then be held Saturday, Nov. 9, with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a four-player, scramble format, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. ET with a short ceremony to honor America’s veterans and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A meal and awards ceremony will follow. Cash prizes for the tournament will include $400 to the rst place team, $350 for second place, and $200 for third place. A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize. The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for seven straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is located in Carrabelle. The museum houses over 10,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors, and other military, as well as civilian personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years. Hole sponsorships are available and tournament registration information can be found at www.stjoebaygolf.com or by calling 850-227-1751 or Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Special Lodging Packages are available starting at $69.99/single, $89.99/ double. Call the Mainstay Suites at 850-229-6246 for a reservation. The event is being supported by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Auction, tournament to bene t WWII museum

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V er y G ene r o u s V e r y P r o m p t a n d C a r i n g T he P er s o n o n P er s o n C o n t a c t F a s t K i n d a n d V e r y S u p p o r t i v e S t a f f a n d D r a r e S o K i n d C l ea n a n d C o u r te o us I h i g h l y r ec o m me n d W ee m s. . a g r e a t h o s p i t a l a n d g r e a t s t a f f Special to The Star Sacred Heart Hospi tal on the Gulf will host a seminar on “Beat the Bug: Protect Your Patients and Family from the Flu” at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 1 in the hospital’s conference room. This topic is sponsored by the hospital’s Senior Spirit program. Led by Sarah Hutchison, registered nurse and hos pital liaison for Covenant Hospice, the seminar will address common causes of the u and how to protect your patients and family members from getting sick. Sacred Heart Hospital requires u vaccinations or use of masks for all as sociates and volunteers. Additionally, Sacred Heart encourages all adults to consider u vaccinations for their family members. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends a u vaccine for everyone six months of age and older (in stead of just certain groups, as was recommended before). But it’s especially impor tant that those in higherrisk groups get vaccinated. Covenant Hospice is an approved provider for the Florida Board of Nursing; Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators; Alabama Board of Nursing and Ala bama State Board of Social Work Examiners. Covenant Hospice will offer CEUs at no charge for nurses, social workers and nursing home administra tors that are in attendance. Sacred Heart SENIOR Spirit is a free program for persons 55-and-older. Ben ets include free screen ings, seminars, special in-patient benets such as three free guest meal tickets per hospital stay, a monthly calendar of events detailing all SENIORSpirit events, a discounted prepaid lab coupon program, and a quarterly newsletter containing health and event information. By THE S tT AFF A t T MYGULFCARE Special to The Star If you watch the news or read popular magazines you might notice conict ing information about what constitutes a healthy diet. From low-fat to low-carb, from juice fasts to vegetar ianism, it’s difcult to sort out fact from ction about how to eat for good health. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just es tablish a healthy lifestyle, keep this simple phrase in mind: Think quality, not quantity. While we are bombarded by warnings to “watch calories” and “eat smaller portions,” this ad vice is not as important as eat real food. Real food is the foundation of good health and an ideal weight. Real foods are those that are closest to their natural form: lean meats, poultry, sh, fruits and vegetables. When we purchase and prepare these foods, the calorie content becomes almost irrelevant. Ever met someone who got fat eating chicken breasts and broccoli? I thought not! Too much of the foods we eat today are conve nience items that are com mercially prepared and packaged and contain lots of unpronounceable in gredients and unhealthy amounts of fat, sugar and sodium. Even if you count and limit your calories while consuming these products, your diet will still not be as nutritious as a diet comprised primarily of real foods. Think about it this way, even if you lim ited your diet to 1200 calo ries (widely accepted as the lowest caloric intake for an adult female with out medical supervision) but consumed only 1200 calories of French fries, doughnuts and sodas each day, your diet would be ex tremely poor, and chances are you wouldn’t even lose weight. Instead, don’t wor ry so much about calories but focus on eating whole, nutritious foods. Eating a diet comprised of real food is appropriate for every one – kids, adults, those looking to lose weight, peo ple looking to lower blood pressure or cholesterol and those trying to main tain healthy blood sugars. As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” For questions about MyGULFCare or to nd out how this program can help you, call (850) 2271276 ext. 132. ‘BE aA T THE BUG’ Learn how to protect your family from the u at Sacred Heart Healthy eating: Think quality, not quantity

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C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com It was an excuse to get all dressed up — in costume. Over the weekend, the Centennial Building played host to the eighth annual Bow Wow Bash. The Saturday event welcomed friends of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society for their annual Halloween-themed fundraiser. “The event was very successful, and we raised much needed funds,” said Sandi Christy, president of the board of directors for the SJBHS. Last year, the event brought in close to $39,000 from 265 attendees, but Christy reported that this year’s 298 attendees raised more than $40,000. The nal numbers will be in once the SJBHS volunteers have taken a much deserved break. All proceeds will go directly toward keeping the lights on at the humane society. The facility’s daily operations are largely fueled by a volunteer staff that feed, walk and socialize with animals, clean cages, coordinate vet visits and provide animal transportation. In addition to ticket sales, funds were raised through the sale of more than 200 donated items through live and silent auctions. In addition to auction items that included arts and crafts, gift baskets with food and drink, and pet supplies, Mary Anne Conroy, the chef behind Gourmet Now, offered to serve dinner for 10 with wine and liquor provided by Les and Andrea Heard. The bidding closed at $1,600. More than $5,000 alone was raised through the sales of threeand four-night vacations to highend resorts in Aruba, Curacao and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The trips were organized through Brett Mizner, an executive with the travel website expedia.com. “I’d say that they were the best auctions we ever had,” Christy said. “We’re extremely pleased with the support.” By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Any time is a good time to eat your vegetables. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin counties has begun a new initiative to promote healthy eating and will host food demonstrations twice a month at the Dollar General Market in Port St. Joe and the Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola. The demonstrations will run October through March of next year with the goal of helping local families adopt a more healthful diet and to increase fruit and vegetable consumption for proper nutrition. To kick start the efforts, the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin counties received a collaborative Closing the Gap grant to work with coordinated community partners to promote health education, healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention activities. The Closing the Gap grants focuses on reducing and ultimately eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. “We wanted to develop a way to foster successful partnerships within our communities in order to improve the health of Gulf and Franklin County residents,” said Marsha Lindeman, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin counties. “As a result, county Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) were created by community partners with goals to reduce diabetes and increase the number of adults who are at a healthy weight.” Participants will be asked to ll out a short health survey in return for a free food sample, healthy recipe of the day and educational materials that incorporate healthy food as a prevention/control bene t. “We are very excited about this opportunity and collaborative effort with the Dollar Market in Port St. Joe and Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola,” said Talitha Robinson, health educator consultant for Gulf and Franklin counties. “All food prepared during the cooking demonstration can be purchased in the store. Our goal is to help highlight the affordable, healthy food options available and to encourage individuals and families to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in meals.” Robinson has been working with Closing the Gap since July and spoke with managers at both stores to explain the goals of the program when it came to healthy eating. In March, Robinson made a lifestyle change that eliminated junk food and fried food from her diet, added more fruits and vegetables, and began walking three times a week. She said since the change, she dropped 64 pounds and has felt healthier than ever. “Healthy eating is something that I’m passionate about,” Robinson said. “It works.” According to the United States Department of Agriculture, only one in four Americans eats the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet plus getting more exercise can reduce your risk of serious health problems like obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer. The next food demonstrations will take place at the Dollar General Market in Port St. Joe from 3-7 p.m. ET Nov. 19 and 21. At the Franklin County Piggly Wiggly, demos will be 3-7 p.m. ET Nov. 6 and 13. “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) What’s the term for an intense fear of Halloween? Nephophobia, Samhainophobia, Cibophobia, Wiccaphobia 2) Whose signs include a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle nger? Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie, Gargoyle 3) At the start of Mary Shelley’s novel, where is Dr. Victor Frankenstein? Transylvania, Arctic, France, England 4) How many pounds was the largest pumpkin ever grown happening in 1996 New York? 149, 473, 702, 1061 5) In the original story what’s the rst name of “The Phantom of the Opera”? Wilhelm, Ludwig, Bartholomew, Erik 6) Ideally for “trick or treaters” what’s the safest bag color? White, Black, Orange, Red 7) Of these who was not born on a Halloween? Robin Williams, Vanilla Ice, Dan Rather, John Candy 8) The word witch comes from the Saxon word “wicca” which means? Older Lady, Wise One, Healer, Cook 9) Who celebrates “Day of the Dead” instead of Halloween? Mexico, Canada, Greece, England 10) Where does Halloween rank among America’s commercial holidays? 1, 2, 3, 4 11) When was the Count Dracula Society founded? 1921, 1943, 1954, 1962 12) Orange and which other are the “of cial” Halloween colors? Red, White, Black, Purple 13) Which horror creature is also known as a lycanthrope? Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man 14) The Flying Dutchman is said to haunt ships off the coast of? Africa, Asia, Europe, S. America ANSWERS 1) Samhainophobia. 2) Werewolf. 3) Arctic. 4) 1061. 5) Erik. 6) White. 7) Robin Williams. 8) Wise One. 9) Mexico. 10) 2. 11) 1962. 12) Black. 13) Wolf Man. 14) Africa. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Thursday, October 31, 2013 Program honors nursing home residents, staff and community members The Bridge at Bay St. Joe will host a Hall of Fame Caf celebration this week to honor residents at the local nursing home. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 1, at 220 Ninth St. The purpose of the Hall of Fame program is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and experiences of the center’s residents. Employees, volunteers and community members also are honored for their contributions to the home and society as a whole. This year’s honorees for The Bridge at Bay St. Joe are: Louie Jefferson Little Jr.: Louie is a member of the Ministerial Association and makes himself available to ll-in for the facility’s chaplain. Ruth Schoellles: Ruth found shelter for the needy during her years with the Housing Authority. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe is one of 87 locations operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE. Launched in 2003, the Hall of Fame event is hosted annually by each Signature home at different times throughout the year. This year, Signature has taken a different approach by having each center host its Hall of Fame ceremony on the same day, creating a synchronized, companywide event. “Our residents have given so much to their hometowns and our nation, and these contributions deserve to be celebrated,” said Signature president and CEO Joe Steier. “The Hall of Fame Caf induction ceremonies are a small way for us to say ‘thanks.’ “ For more information about the event, call 229-8244. For more about The Bridge at Bay St. Joe, visit http://bridgeatbaystjoe. com/. For more about Signature HealthCARE, visit LTCRevolution.com. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe to host Hall of Fame ceremony SPECIAL TO THE STAR Health Educator Consultant Talitha Robinson spent the day at the Dollar General Market and prepared food for guests that encouraged healthy eating. Department touts healthy eating with food demos PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER AT THE STAR AND DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM Haunting dcor welcomed visitors from the moment they entered the building. Chills for a cause Bow Wow Bash raises more than $40,000 for St. Joseph Bay Humane Society See CHILLS B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, October 31, 2013 M eet JA Y a cut e 1 yr old male lab with a g r ea t t emper amen t He is v er y friendly and gets along w ell with other dogs He lo v es pla ying with his squeak y t o y s and is eager t o please Ja y w as r ec en tly chosen f or the D A WGS in P rison pr og r am, h ttp://w w w .da w gsinprison.c om A ll of the dogs selec t ed f or this pr og r am go thr ough an in t ense 8w eek tr aining session and liv e with their tr ainers handlers and car etak ers in a dormit or y st yle w or k camp A ll of these dogs ha v e had an e x t ensiv e t emper amen t t est and get along w ell with other dogs and people T hey ar e a v ailable f or adoption no w and can go home af t er g r adua tion on O c t ober 16. T he dogs ar e all cr a t e tr ained house tr ained and basic obedienc e tr ained T hey can be e xpec t ed t o sit sta y r ecall do wn, heel and r espond t o no and lea v e it T he dogs ar e also w ell tr ained on a leash. I f y ou ar e unable t o adopt a t this time per haps y ou c ould f ost er or mak e a D ona tion. A ll pets adopt ed fr om SJBHS will be curr en t on v ac cina tions and spa y ed/neut er ed P lease do not hesita t e t o email t o wnsend .hsdir ec t or@g mail c om or adoptba y stjoe@g mail .c om or call the S t Joseph B a y Humane S ociet y a t 850-227-1103 and ask f or M elody or D ebbie! A pplica tions ar e a v ailable a t w w w sjbhumanesociet y .or g W e r equir e all pot en tial adopt ers t o c omplet e an applica tion f orm. A doption f ees include our c ost of spa y/neut er and curr en t v ac cina tions O ur hours f or the shelt er ar e T uesda y -S a tur da y fr om 10 am-4 pm! F aith 's T hrif t Hut is alw a y s in need of dona tions also and all the pr oc eeds go dir ec tly t o suppor t the animals in our car e! T he hours f or the st or e ar e T hursda y -S a tur da y fr om 10 am-3 pm. V olun t eers ar e alw a y s w elc ome a t both our st or e and our shelt er! O ur st or e and shelt er loca tion is 1007 T en th S tr eet in P or t S t Joe! Hope t o see y ou all ther e soon! I f y o u a r e m i s s i n g a p e t o r w a n t t o a d o p t a n e w p e t p l e a s e c h e c k w i t h y o u r l o c a l H u m a n e S o c i e t y o r S h e l t e r F o l l o w u s o n F a c e b o o k : S t J o s e p h B a y H u m a n e S o c i e t y w w w s jbh u ma n e so c i e t y o r g bB BO WB] 4514866 f or ONL Y $1 5 per w eek $60 per month Call T oda y 227 .7847 See Y our Business Name and Inf o Her e W E HA VE MOVED T O: 327 REID A VE (CORN E R OF 4TH St & REID A VE.) 850-227-3472 HOU RS MONDA Y T O W EDN ESDA Y 8 AM T O 6 PM THU RSDA Y T O SA TU RDA Y 8 AM T O 8 PM SU NDA Y 11 AM T O 6 PM !( )*&) % % % % *B O ARD CER TIFIED CIVIL TRI AL L A WYER O F CO UNS EL "!" " $"!() Society Engagement Anniversary Star Staff Report Port St. Joe native Nichole Wilder attended the 2013 State Convention of the Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. There she was awarded the Peter Everett Honor, FAHPERD’s most prestigious award. This honor is bestowed in recognition of outstanding professional contributions to its professions. It is normally awarded to a long-term FAHPERD member who served at several levels of the organization. Meritorious service and distinctive leadership are two important criteria for consideration for this award. She is currently serving as the Florida Department of Education’s Assistant Director of the Ofce of Healthy Schools, Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction. Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients who love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and older. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above can call Debbie at 229-8466. Bert and Jo Munn of Port St. Joe recently celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary with a trip to the Georgia Mountains. The couple was married at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., on Oct. 26, 1963. The Munn’s have three children; two sons, Tim Munn of Port St. Joe and Bret Munn of Pine Bluff and a daughter, Jennifer Tidwell, of Camden, Ark. Additionally, they have two grandchildren, Josh and Erin Golden of Camden. Bert retired from International Paper Co. in 1995. Jo retired the same year from the ofce of J.C. Penny. In 2000, the Munn’s built a home in St. Joe Beach, moving from Pine Bluff. The Munn’s are active members of St. James Episcopal Church Special to The Star Do you love the garden and Christmas? Combine both on Nov. 16 at the Garden Club Center for Christmas in The Garden. The address is 216 Eighth St., and the time is 1-3 p.m. ET. As a special guest, David Goodson from Bayside Florist will present a program all about making your holiday centerpiece. All kinds of holiday goodies will be served, so you can start your Thanksgiving and Christmas munching early. Tickets are $10 and are available from any Garden Club member, or you can call Betty Lewis at 229-6005. As more news, the Garden Club met for the regular meeting on Oct. 10 with decorations and center pieces with a fall theme. Hostesses Elaine Jackson and Lynda Bordelon treated all attendees with soup and sandwiches. The outstanding program was presented by David Goodson from the Bayside Florist. He demonstrated all the details for making a burlap fall wreath. We welcome anyone interested in joining the club or just wanting to visit a meeting. Mr. and Mrs. George and Hilda Duren are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Anna Duren to Ron Reid, son of Mr. Robert Reid of Micronesia and Mrs. Mary Reid Petty of Pensacola, Fla. Anna graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1999 and is a 2003 graduate of Stetson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. She currently works in her family’s business in Port St. Joe as well as a new retail venture in Tallahassee, Fla. Anna’s maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Paulk of Ambrose, Georgia. Her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Duren of Port St. Joe. Ron graduated from Omaha High School in 1998 and graduated from William Woods University in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. He then attended Troy University where he earned his Master’s degree. Ron has been the administrator at The Bridge at Bay St. Joe for the last ve years. Ron’s maternal grandparents are Mrs. Pat Silewski and the late Mr. Chet Silewski of Grafton, North Dakota. His paternal grandparents are Judge Clarence Reid and the late Marian Pierce. The wedding will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe at 5 p.m. ET sharp on Nov. 9, 2013. All friends and family of the bride and groom are invited. Birthday Mommy and Daddy would like to welcome Bladen James to the Spooky Two’s as of 0ct.31, 2013! We love you!! Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is proud to host the fourth annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament Dec. 13-14. The Bazaar will be both days, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Dec. 14. Come by and do all your Christmas shopping in one place. Sale items include all handmade jewelry, watercolor and oil paintings, pottery, glass items, handstitched items, quilts, specialty breads, jams and jellies, hand-dyed clothing, notes cards, holiday decorations and much more. Again this year we will have fresh produce vendors from the Farmer’s Market. The vendor’s table fees will go to the Children Christmas Wishes program by the Gulf County Sheriff’s Department. The Golf Club will be the drop off sight for new toys and money donations to help the Christmas Wishes be a success. The Jingle Bell Golf Tournament will start at noon EST Dec. 14. The tournament format and cost will be announced soon. For more information or to register for the tournament, call 227-1751. For more information on the Bazaar, or to reserve a space for your table, call Barb Van Treese at 227-9837 or call the Golf Club. Senior Citizens needs your help PSJ Garden Club News Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament Wilder honored for professional excellence NICHOLE WILDER Munn Anniversary Anna Duren, Ron Reid to be married Welcome to the Spooky Two’s Star Staff Report The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will sponsor amateur radio license exams at 10 a.m. ET Nov. 9 at the county EOC building in Port St. Joe, behind the Robert Moore Annex. Get your license and get on the air or upgrade a present license. For registration or assistance, call C.H. Tillis, AJ4XJ at 648-8251. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society meets at 7 p.m. ET rst Thursdays at the EOC building. Visitors are welcome. Amateur radio license exams offered Nov. 9

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BACK ROW: Zacarius Hudgins, Ashton McGlamery, Justice Bareld, Henry Balogh, Lexi Fountain Star Staff Report Honored at a ceremony at Wewahitchka Elementary School by Principal Debbie Baxley, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and School Board members Danny Little and George Cox were Seth Clary and Katie Shealy. Clary and Shealy were recognized by Gov. Rick Scott for their perfect scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test during the 2012-2013 school year. Seth is currently a fth-grader at WES and scored perfect on FCAT math. Katie is currently a fourth-grader at WES and scored perfect on FCAT reading. Congratulations Seth and Katie!SS PECIAL TO TT HE SS TAR The Bridges Class at Wewahitchka Elementary School and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School recenjtly enjoyed the Bay County Fair. Thanks to Jason Miller at Miller Heating and A/C for sponsoring the trip. Special to The Star Faith Christian was founded 40 years ago by a group of people with a heart for Christian Education. These visionaries had a passion for evangelizing and disciplining young children. They believed that if they instilled God’s promises and precepts in these young hearts and minds every day that these children would grow up to be mighty men and women of God. They were right and they are still right. Faith Christian School would like to pay tribute to one of these visionaries, a mighty woman of Christ, Mrs. Jaclyn Quarles. Miss Jackie’s passion was not only Christian Education; she also had a deep desire that any child should have the opportunity to attend FCS. To honor her memory, Faith Christian School has instituted “The Jacquelyn Quarles Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Anyone who would like to donate to this memorial fund can call the ofce at 229-6707, or send donations to Faith Christian School at 801 20th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All donations are greatly appreciated. The Lion’s Tale Special to The StarTT IGER S S HARK FOOTb B ALL: Congratulations to our JV gridders who completed their undefeated season last Thursday. See the Varsity continue district play in their last home game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 1. GO Sharks JUNIOR C C LASS N N EWS: Don’t forget to visit the Junior Concession Stand during the last regular season home game this Friday. All proceeds go towards the PSJHS Jr./Sr. Prom in April. Members of the PSJHS Junior class can pre-order Class of 2015 shirts for $13 each beginning next Monday, Nov. 4, and ending the following Monday, Nov. 11. The shirt sell will be held before school and during 2nd lunch. You can speak to one of the Jr. Class Ofcers or Mrs. Cummings if you have any questions.PS PS J FELLOWSHIP Of F C C HRISTIAN A A THLETES: FCA will hold their monthly Huddles on Nov. 14 during both lunches. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet for a time of devotion and encouragement. The Huddles are open to all students (you don’t have to be involved in a sport to attend!).P P ORT S S T JOE S S OCCER: The Boy’s season kicks off with a Jamboree at home on Saturday, Nov. 2. GO SHARKS VETERANS D D AY P P ROGRAM: Port St Joe Junior-Senior High will once again host local Veterans at a celebration at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 11 in the school’s gym. All Veterans and are cordially invited to attend this inspirational event where we celebrate the lives of those who protect our freedom. BOYS BASKETb B ALL: Tryouts and practice for boys’ basketball began on Oct. 28. You must have current physical, release, heat/ concussion forms on le with the coach prior to participating. These are FHSAA Forms EL2, EL3, & EL3CH and can printed from our Locker located on any of our sports pages.NHS NHS H H OLD S S UCCESSf F UL BLOOD D D RIv V E: The gift of life was given by many during the NHS sponsored Blood Drive held on Monday, Oct. 25. Congratulations to all who volunteered to donate to this most important lifesaving program. 4IBSL 5BML WW EWAHITCHKA BRIDGES CLASSES ENjJ OY THE fF AIR JACLYN QUARLES School NewsWESWES students receive GG overnor’s AA ward for perfect F CATCAT scores

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The program, Is Church Obsolete: Has God Left the Building? explores emerging trends that point to the church losing membership and eroding in in uence. The fastest growing religious group is the group of people who dont associate with any speci c religious tradition, said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Well consider what might be behind that trend and whether the trend represents a problem or an opportunity. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Relevance of the church explored at Lifetree Caf Is your life built on the solid Rock, or is it on shifting sand? Are you being led by Satan, or holding to the Masters hand? Are you live a lie and only professing, or are you living the truth and really possessing? Some play with religion, just talking the talk, others practice religion by walking the walk. If you want to go to heaven please dont play, just practice your religion each and every day. You might know more about the Bible, than most folks do. But from what I understand, its not what you know, but who. So give your heart to Jesus, let Him have control today. Because the Bible plainly says, there is no other way. Billy Johnson Where do you stand? Special to The Star Highland View Baptist Church and Highland View Church of God will hold their annual community fall festival from 3-5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the corner of Cobia and Ling Streets. There will be good and fun times for all ages. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Josh Fidler at 247-8791. Highland View community fall festival Saturday Special to The Star St. Johns Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka will hold its Annual Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT Nov. 9. Features include a homemade turkey-anddressing dinner for only $7 (dine in or carry out); $100 VISA card tickets for $1 each; vintage and new jewelry; and, of course, the yearly favorites bake sale, craft sale and huge yard sale. The church is located about six miles north of Wewahitchka at 4060 N. State 71. Proceeds are going toward scholarships for needy students. Please come out lend us your support! St. Johns annual Bazaar New Bethel A.M.E. Church on the corner of Avenue C and Highway 98 will hold a yard sale at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 2. Stop by to pick up all kinds of great items! New Bethel Yard Sale Rhoda Tillett Hieber 84, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Panama City, Fla. Rhoda was born in Long Island, New York and as a child moved to North Carolina. As a young adult she moved to Miami, Fla. and met her rst husband, Gus Hanson. Then in 1970 she moved to Port St. Joe where she spent the rest of her life. Rhoda was an avid reader and animal lover. Rhoda was preceded in death by her mother Edna Koger, father Mack Tillett, Sr., rst husband Gus Hanson, second husband George Hieber, brother Mack Tillett, Jr., sister Edna Evans and sons, infant baby Hanson, Bill Hanson and Fred Hieber. She is survived by her sister Pasty Tillett, son George Hieber, Jr., grandson Brett Hanson and his wife Carla Hanson and greatgrandson Chase Hanson. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. E.D.T. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 in Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Tom Tillery. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the St. Joe Bay Humane Society, 1007 Tenth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Rhoda Tillett Hieber RHODA TILLET HIEBER Norman Francis Allemore Jr., 79, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Norman F. and Anna Belle Allemore Sr. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a resident of Port St. Joe since 1936 and was a retired foreman for St. Joe Paper Company. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jane Carol Allen. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Vickers Allemore; brothers-in-law, Ferrel O. Allen, Jr., Jim Vickers (Patsy), Archie Vickers (Harriett); nieces, Julie Thompson (Billy), Fran Lucas (Mark), Laura Vickers and Dawn Vickers; nephews, Steve Allen (Debbie), Bill Allen (Judy), John Vickers (Lorraine), and David Vickers; cousins, Jimmy Ory and Floyd Hosmer (Katherine). Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Holly Hill Cemetery. The Rev. David Fernandez will be of ciating. In lieu of owers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity in memory of Norman Francis Allemore Jr. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 785-5272 Norman Francis Allemore, Jr. Mr. Smiley Lynn Squibb Shackleford, 56, of Upper Marlboro, Md., passed away on Oct. 24 at Prince George Hospital in Hyattsville, Md. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 8 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church at 7707 Allentown Rd., in Fort Washington, Md. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. ET Nov. 12, in the Cheltenham Veteran Cemetery located in Cheltenham, Md., with full military rights. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Services at 6500 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs, MD., 20748 and can be reached at 301-449-0400. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www. stricklandfuneralservices. com. Smiley Lynn Shackleford SMILEY LYNN SHACKLEFORD Obituaries

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, October 31, 2013 Special to The Star Do memories of holidays conjure up images of an idyl lic painting or a nightmare wrapped in social demands, to-do lists, overeating, and guilt? Expectations and the pressure to create the per fect holiday turn the season of goodwill into a marathon of survival. Have you considered a lighter, more exible, holiday with an attitude that can go the distance from Thanks giving to New Year’s Day with your health and sanity intact? This holiday season give special foods and gifts a magical touch. Holiday Survival, a pro gram sponsored by the UF/ IFAS Extension Gulf County ofce will show you how to make the holidays extraspecial using a pinch of spir ited imagination and a dash of creative ideas. Fill your kitchen with hol iday cheer using a selection of shopping tips and healthy, creative holiday dishes. Do It Yourself (DIY) gifts are a great way to personalize hol iday gifts, you will learn to make gifts that will be cher ished and enjoyed by all. And, plan to learn some ideas to creatively address the stressors of the season. Come join us for a funlled evening of guiltless holiday cooking, DIY holi day gifts, and de-stressing strategies. The Holiday Survival program will be held from 68 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Gulf County Exten sion ofce, 232 E. Lake Ave, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (Old Health Department). Cost for the program will be $12, which covers taste testing samples, DIY gift items, and handouts. Because of limited seat ing, pre-register no later than Nov. 12 by calling the UF/IFAS Gulf County Exten sion ofce at 639-3200. Preregistration is necessary to make sure enough supplies, etc. are provided. Space is limited. First registered, rst served. We all know that moles live in holes, or burrows, to be more accurate. But, how much do you know about these tenacious tunnelers? If you notice a maze of rounded ridges extending across your landscape, chances are a mole has decided to take up residence. My information on mole was provided by IFAS Emeritus Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert J. Black. The eastern mole, (Scalopus Aquaticus) occurs throughout Florida. Moles are not rodents but belong to mammalian order insectivora. Insectivora means insect eaters, and this group includes moles, shrews, and hedge hogs. The most notable aspect of the mole is its large, powerful front feet, designed for pushing soil out of its way. Moles live so completely underground that they are seldom seen. The mole is relatively small measuring about ve or six inches from the tip of its long exible nose to the end of its short tail. Its body is covered with brownish plush-like fur. Having no external eyes or ears, the mole apparently is guided by sensations of touch and smell. A mole moves through the soil with a breast stroke action, reaching ahead and pulling the earth back and to the sides. This action also forces the surface soil upward; make the familiar ridges that trace its progress. If you observe a large number of burrows in your lawn or garden, it’s natural to assume that many moles are present. Actually, a single mole could be responsible. The mole is a very active animal. It requires a large amount of food, often consuming an amount equal to its body weight in a single day. Moles often are blamed for eating root crops, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and peanuts. However, the real culprits usually are pocket gophers, cotton rats, or mice. Earthworms and insects constitute the bulk of a mole’s diet. If the mole’s menu were the only consideration, it undoubtedly would be considered a benecial animal, because it eats many harmful pests. Unfortunately in searching for food, moles damage lawns and gardens by uprooting small plants, breaking the roots of others, and loosening the soil around larger plants, causing them to suffer a severe lack of moisture. Trapping, which is the most satisfactory method of mole control, requires some care and planning. If any portion of a trap is exposed in a mole’s runway, the mole will detect it and back away. On the other hand, moles are not disturbed by soil blocking their runways. Burying your trap in a runway completely surrounding it with soil is the key to successful trapping. Trap placement is also important. Many burrows made during the search for food, are never used again. To nd a burrow that is consistently traveled, cave in short sections of all visible runways, and check each day to see which ones the mole reopens. After repeating this process for two or three days, you should be ready to set traps. Be sure to carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s directions for trap use. If a trap fails to produce within two days, it probably means the mole has change its habits or the runway may have been disturbed too much, or the trap may have been set improperly. In any case, a nonproductive trap should be moved to a new location after a reasonable wait. You may hear about other methods of mole control such as, poison baits, gas, and ooding. Unfortunately, these are not effective. Your best bet is trapping. For more information on mole control contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200. Star Staff Report The University of Flor ida and its Institute of Food and Agriculture Sci ences is sponsoring the third annual Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show on Saturday at the Wash ington County Extension Ofce. The ofce is at 1424 Jackson Ave. in Chipley. The Field Day and Trade Show are part of the 2013 Florida State Beekeepers Association meeting in Chipley. The trade show pro vides educational oppor tunities through hands-on activities and interaction with expert beekeepers. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. CT with registration. Classes will include Splitting Beehives, What’s the Buzz about Honey and Products of the Hive. There will also be a smoker lighting competi tion, door prizes and lunch will be served beginning at 12:15 p.m. CT. Registration is $15 per four people and $10 for each additional family member; the registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. Those interested in at tending should call the Gulf County Extension Of ce at 639-3200 to register no later than Oct. 25. Early registration is encouraged so organizers know how much food to prepare. Girls Night Out: Holiday Survival Beekeepers eld day and trade show this Saturday Mole control in the landscape R oO Y LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director Special to The Star USDA-NRCS has an nounced Nov. 15 is the end of the 2014 program batching period. Applica tions received after this date will be held for the 2015 signup period. EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) and WHIP (Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program) are our most popular pro grams. A combination of forestry practices such as site preparation, tree planting (longleaf, slash, & loblolly), brush manage ment, prescribed burning, & rebreaks can be funded through our programs. Forest land must be clear cut by Nov. 15 to be eligible for the 2014 signup. Pasture and graz ing practices are funded through EQIP to improve forage and water quality. Cropland (row crop) prac tices are funded through EQIP to reduce soil ero sion & improve water qual ity. EQIP and WHIP are not grant programs. In centive payments are paid by NRCS to clients who meet program eligibility and have been awarded a contract. To nd out more about these programs, contact Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at the USDA-NRCS ofce in Blountstown, FL (17413 NW Leon ard Street), or call us at (850)674-8271 ext. 3. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service 2014 program signup deadline

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This year Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe, and Franklin County will come together for one amazing night to celebrate, remember and ght back at the Relay For Life of the Forgotten Coast. The event will take place at 7 p.m. ET April 11 at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School’s Shark Stadium. The Relay will be 12 hours versus the previous 24-hour event. The Ameri can Cancer Society is seek ing area volunteers — walk ers, cancer survivors, care givers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference — to join their Relay for Life of the Forgot ten Coast. Relay for Life events are held overnight as individu als and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The events are held overnight to honor and mir ror a cancer patient’s jour ney through treatment. To learn more about the Relay for Life of the Forgot ten Coast and how to volun teer, to sign up your team or attend the next Team Party, contact Kaci Rhodes at 348-7798 or kaci4005@ hotmail.com or Doris Car michael at 229-243-4449 or Doris.Carmichael@shh pens.org. “Relay for Life is all about our community unit ing with the American Can cer Society and support ing its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Kelli Jackson, Relay committee member. “Volunteers and par ticipants who are willing to give their time and en ergy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let the Forgotten Coast know that cancer can be defeated.” Funds raised at Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast help the American Cancer Society to affect the lives of those touched by cancer within the community. Special to The Star The Florida Depart ment of Health in Gulf County (DOH-Gulf) rec ognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and reminds women to take charge of their health by getting regular mammograms. Oftentimes, in the be ginning stages of breast cancer, lumps are too small to feel; signs and symptoms are not always present. A mammogram is often the best procedure for detecting breast can cer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. Women should talk to a licensed health care provider about when to get a mammogram and how often. “The Florida Depart ment of Health in Gulf County encourages wom en to take charge of their health by scheduling regu lar mammograms,” said Marsha Lindeman, DOHGulf administrator. “We of fer screenings to uninsured women of low income who qualify through our Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Ear ly protection is the best protection.” The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides patient education and cancer prevention by mammograms and cervi cal cancer screens for un insured women between the ages of 50-64 based on nancial eligibility. The goal is to decrease death and morbidities from breast and cervical cancer. Medic aid assistance is available for patients diagnosed with cancer. Men can also be diag nosed with breast can cer, although it is not very common. “According to the Na tional Breast Cancer Foun dation, it is estimated that nationally, 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancerm and 410 will die annually,” said Doloras Conroy, DOH-Gulf nurse practitioner. For more information about the DOH Breast and Cervical Cancer Early De tection Program, call 2271276. For more information about breast cancer in men, visit www.cancer.gov/can certopics/pdq/treatment/ malebreast/patient. For general information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, visit www. cancer.gov/, www.cdc.gov/ or http://fcds.med.miami. edu/. The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Relay for Life seeks volunteers Health Department celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month Each year, Wylie Petty and the staff of the El Governor Motel volunteer their time to decorate the Centennial Building for the Bash. Haunting orange lights shone on the exterior, while inside, skulls, giant spiders and eerie candles decorated tables as far as the eye could see. Between bids, awards were given for best male, female and couple’s cos tume, and the room pro vided was packed with an array of colorful charac ters that included Elvis Presley, a pair of Oompa Loompas, pirates, witch es, ghosts, ghouls and the ever-elusive Waldo. Amid the crowd, an ea gle-eyed attendee could spot Christy celebrating the festivities dressed as a golden retriever. Christy extended a thank you to everyone who attended the event from Port St. Joe, Mexi co Beach and those who traveled into town to show support. “We couldn’t do it with out our volunteers and the community,” Christy said. “We’re going to save a lot of lives.” PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star Sandi Christy, president of the board of directors for the SJBHS, serves the king at the Bow Wow Bash.DEBBIE HH OOp P ER AT JOEBAY.COM Group costumes included the casts of the Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Mary Poppins. CHILLS from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, October 31, 2013 The Star | B7 92916S THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012CA-000003 DIVISION: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs JACOB RICHARDS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 17, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2012-CA-000003 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jacob Richards, Capital City Bank, Michelle Richards, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK F, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1995 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER GAFLR39A01949VH AND TITLE NUMBER 0067967502 A/K/A 2481 PARKER AVE, PORT ST JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 21st day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servelaw@ albertellilaw.com File No. KB-11-92633 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Oct 31, Nov 7, 2013 92834S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA -000597 CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff; vs. JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT K. PITTS A/K/A KEVIN PITTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000597, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT K. PITTS A/K/A KEVIN PITTS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5Th STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 14th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, OF BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 16th day of October, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 08-67523 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ clegalgroup.com October 24, 31, 2013 92962S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011CA-000210 DIVISION: SENIOR JUDGE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, CHARLOTTE ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE M. ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONIREA ODOM, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated, October 18, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA-000210 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Charlotte Odom a/k/a Charlotte M. Odom a/k/a Charlotte Monirea Odom, deceased, Angel Monirea Sewell f/k/a Angel Monirea Thomas f/k/a Angel M. Thomas f/k/a Angel M. Earp, as an Heir of the Estate of Charlotte Odom a/k/a Charlotte M. Odom a/k/a Charlotte Monirea Odom, deceased, Kerry Monirea Odom a/k/a Kerry M. Odom a/k/a Kerry Odom a/k/a Kerry A. Odom, as an Heir of the Estate of Charlotte Odom a/k/a Charlotte M. Odom a/k/a Charlotte Monirea Odom, deceased, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE WEST 60 FEET OF LOT 3 AND THE EAST 8 FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 6, C.L. MORGAN’S ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2004 FLEETWOOD OAK KNOLL 28 X 52 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFL334A766710K31 AND GAFL334B766710K31, WHICH PERMANENTLY AFIXED AND LOCATED ON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. A/K/A 127 JM GRIFFIN DRIVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 25th day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 Fax eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com File No. KB -11-74953 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Oct 31, Nov 7, 2013 92964S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2012-CA000230 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SHANNON D. WHITFIELD; GARY A. WHITFIELD; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2012CA-000230, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and SHANNON D. WHITFIELD; GARY A. WHITFIELD; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6 BLOCK “C” COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 8955’18” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1130.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 8955’18” EAST FOR 163.73 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0033’20” EAST FOR 254.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5825’12” WEST FOR 191.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0033’20” WEST FOR 354.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. ALSO BEING KNOWN AS LOT 6, BLOCK C, OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF STONEMILL CREEK ESTATES. TOGETHER WITH A 1989 FLEETWOOD EAGLE TRACE MANUFACTURED HOME — VIN #GAFLK35A01708ET & GAFLK35B01708ET; TITLE NUMBERS 47602846 & 47598114 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this as 25th day of October, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate, in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired please call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 12-00932 BOA Oct 31, Nov 7, 2013 95823S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 100 Application No. 2013-38 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00517-002R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NW. Corner of Original Government Lot 4, Section 16, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, and extend a line southerly along the western boundary of said Lot 4, for 420.3 feet; then turn 64 Degrees 21 Minutes left for 793.36 feet; then turn 67 Degrees 28 Minutes right for 542.23 feet, thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 35 feet; thence turn South 310 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From this POINT OF BEGINNING, continue the line last above described for 75 feet; thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 125 feet; thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 75 feet; thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 125 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: John Whitehurse & Lori Adams (dec) All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95821S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1381 Application No. 2013-39 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05793-000R Description of Property: Lot Ten (10), Block 1006, according to the Official map of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, as the same appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Being same property filed for record in Gulf County, October, 1959, 1:42 P.M. in Deed Book No. 36, Page No. 179, in Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Billy Charles Quinn All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95993S IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 23-2012-CA-000154 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JON H. PIPPEN A/K/A JON HOWARD PIPPEN, DONNA L. PIPPEN A/K/A DONNA LYNN PIPPEN A/K/A DONNA LYNN LANIER AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: LOT 3, AND THE SOUTH 10.00 FEET OF LOT 2 AND THE NORTH 10.00 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 2 OF BRITT’S SUBDIVISION, UNIT 1, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA. AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 550 LAKE ALICE PARK DR, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held in front lobby of courthouse, on November 14, 2013 at 11:00 am ET. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of he us pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk October 24, 31, 2013 95825S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1319 Application No. 2013-37 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05015-003R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 45, of Re-subdivision of Block 45, in Unit Number Three of Saint Joseph’s Addition of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Plat as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: C Q Developments, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95827S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Florida Tax Lien Assets IV, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1514 Application No. 2013-36 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06319-060R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block C, Marnie’s Island Preserve, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 22 and 23, and as amended in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Winston Williams All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 96031S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000281 SEC.:__________ CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON A/K/A HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: THE ESTATE OF HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON A/K/A HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: UNKNOWN UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING AN INTEREST UNDER HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON AKA HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, DECEASED ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: UNKNOWN Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in GULF County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT ELEVEN (11), BLOCK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (121), OF UNIT NO. NINE (9), ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1908 CYPRESS AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 302A, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before October 14, 2013 and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 3rd day of October, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@judl4.fl courts.org. October 24, 31, 2013 96055S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000508 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. VANCE MCGOUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Vance McGough, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 14th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT A ST. JOSEPH PAPER CO. CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 FOR 298.14 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 138.0 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN N 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS W FOR 210.0 FEET; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W FOR 262.0 FEET; THENCE S 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS E FOR 210.0 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 222.40 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 28 SECONDS E FOR 666.74 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 35 SECONDS E FOR 587.44 FEET, SAID POINT BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS W FOR 438.02 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 6.98 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 6.18 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LESS ONE ACRE DEEDED TO GRADY FRANKLIN. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME ATTACHED TO AND MADE AN APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBER 0110682122607A AND 0110682122607B. A/K/A 901 COUNTY ROAD 381A, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-5756 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 16th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. 0. 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GCSC Equity Oce 850.872.3866 1119142 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS (2 POSITIONS):The primary purpose is to instruct college-level and pre-college level mathematics and statistics courses as well as advising students. Additional duties of faculty position may apply. Minimum Qualications: A Masters Degree is required with 18 graduate semester hours in Mathematics or Statistics. Open till lled. Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@gulfcoast.edu at GCSC Human Resources 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment GCSC Equity Ofcer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.872.3866 1119137 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGYThis position is required to teach courses in biological science, serve as course manager for several biology courses, to advise students seeking careers in health related areas, manage adjuncts teaching dierent biology courses and work on assigned committees. Minimum Qualications: Masters Degree with at least 18 graduate level semester credit hours in Biological Sciences. Open till lled. 1st review date February 1st 2014. Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@ gulfcoast.eduat GCSC Human Resources 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment. GCSC Equity Ocer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.872.3866 1119158 1118952 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen: SHIPFITTERS € FLUXCORE WELDERS PIPE WELDERS € X-RAY WELDERS€ PIPEFITTERS Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pm HUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208 EOE/Drug Free Workplace Sales Sales Reps Halifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience. Territories Available In:™ ™ Panama City™ ™ Chipley ™ ™ Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: z Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. z Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business z Conducting our “solutions based” approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities z Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. z Reviewing the day’s successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate —all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: z At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience z Bachelor’s degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree z Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision z Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEO’s z Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. 96165S IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-173-CC DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff vs. ABDEL RAOUF ARAFA, and JULIA ARAFA 2108 West 33rd Street Panama City, FL 32405 Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 22, 2013, and entered in Civil Case No. 11-173CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS CONDOMINIUM, INC is the Plaintiff and ABDEL RAOUF ARAFA, and JULIA ARAFA are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Unit 17, of the Dunes Club of Cape San Blas together with an undivided Interest in the common elements per Declaration of Condominium as Recorded in Official Record Book 303, Page 283, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 24th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: Wyvonne Pickett Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 2013 96143S PUBLIC NOTICE Gulf County HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM. Gulf County has been chosen to receive $4,877 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, The United Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of representatives from (Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Gulf County Board of County Commission, a homeless or formerly homeless representative, and other appointed committee members) will determine how the funds awarded to Gulf County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, 6) must have a DUNS number, 7) must not be debarred from receiving Federal funding, and 8) must provide an annual audit and a budget for how the funds will be spent. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Gulf County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Gulf County Senior Citizens. This agency was responsible for providing over 6,157 meals and 0 nights of lodging. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Stephanie Richardson, Emergency Operations Center 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Bldg. 500, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456, or call 229-9110 for an application. The applications and Phase 30 manual with the Phase 31 addendum can be picked up in the Gulf County EOC and there are strict guidelines for qualifying agencies and how these funds can be distributed. The deadline for applications to be received is November 12, 2013. October 31, 2013 96167S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 946 Application No. 2013-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03324-295R Description of Property: Lot 19, Tremont Estates, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 29 & 30, of Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Stephanie M & Charles A Davis All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96169S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1368 Application No. 2013-43 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05694-000R Description of Property: Lot Twenty-Two (22), in Block One Thousand, One (1001), City of Port St, Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Lena Dukes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96171S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1380 Application No. 2013-42 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05792-000R Description of Property: Lot Nine (9), in Block One Thousand, Six (1006), City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Denise Hall All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96173S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 658 Application No. 2013-41 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02633-001R Description of Property: BEGIN at the Point of Intersection of the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, and the South boundary line of Land Drive for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run Easterly along the South boundary line of said Land Drive for 320 feet, more or less, to the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence run South to the Northeast Corner of Lot Owned by Franklin D. Ward and wife, Hazel J. Ward, as recorded in Official Records Book 76, Page 509, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence run West to the East Boundary line of State Road No. 71; thence run Northerly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. NOTE: The Legal Description shown in Tax Assessment is in error. The lands shown are completely different, but shows the Book and Page of said Deed taken from. The above lands are the lands shown for the Drawing Plat on said Assessment. Name in which assessed: Little River Camp, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 j j ADOPTION: j j Affectionate Financially Secure College Sweethearts await your baby. j Carolyn & Chris j j 1-800-552-0045 j Expenses Pd FLBar42311 We are so very Blessed and thankful for the St. Joeseph on the Bay Hospital to be in our area. I have been back in this area only a few months. I have had to use their ER twice, never have I been treated w/ more kindness, respect and proffessional care. Thank you St Joeseph Doctors, and Nurses, and lets not forget the vulonteers, they do such a beautiful job! Milli McCurdy, St. Joe Beach. Cue Furniture Start your Christmas layaway now! Pickup as late as December 23rd. New mattresses: Twin sets, $99; Full sets, $139; Queen sets, $199. Quality used furniture. 1425 Hwy 71 S. Wewa. 850-639-2343 Text FL68236 to 56654 Port St. Joe 1612 Monument Ave. Fri & Sat 11/1 & 11/2 (Fri: 8:30am-?, Sat: 8am-11am) Multi-Family Yard SaleText FL70612 to 56654 Port St. Joe 1205 Constitution Dr (Hwy 98) Sat., Nov. 2nd, 8am -UntilMulti Family Yard SaleToo much to list! Text FL70607 to 56654 Port St. Joe: 2005 Long Ave. Sat, Nov 2nd 8am-4pm Garage Sale Lots of decorative items, kid’s clothes & exercise bike. Text FL70434 to 56654 Port St. Joe: 603 16th St.Fri evening, Nov 1 8pm-? Sat, Nov 2nd 8am-?Multi-Family Yard SaleEverything Must Go! DVD’s, video game console, jewelry, clothes, shoes, Barbie & Hotwheels, kitchen items, linens, books, formal dresses, etc. Text FL70561 to 56654 Admin/Clerical JOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position: Police Department Part Time Administrative Assistant Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website: cityofportstjoe.com If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on November 8, 2013. Beginning salary is $10 per hour and does not include benefits. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34269815 Text FL69815 to 56654 Part Time Nursery AssistantFUMC is seeking a PT Nursery Assistant to care for children ages 0-5 during Sunday School, Sunday Worship Services and other church events as required. Please submit a resume, contact information, at least 2 references and a cover letter to: fumcp sj@gtcom.net Attention Nursery Position. Or P.O. Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL32547. Attn: Bobbi Lassiter. Web ID#: 34268269 Text FL68269 to 56654 Mexico Beach 2 Story duplex, bottom unit avail. 1/2 block off beach. Comp furn, 2br/1ba, $900/mo., util incl. 1st & last, min. 6 mo lease, small pets ok. (229) 322-5652. Needs Sm Apartment I am looking for a small apartment, wheelchair Accessible. 227-9496 Text FL69842 to 56654 2 Bdrm 1 Bath. Florida room in back Large yard. 3 blocks to the beach. 339 Selma St. $700 month. First/Last/ Security Deposit. Call 850-348-7774 Text FL70604 to 56654 Quality Long Term RentalsMexico Beach Call for more info 850-348-0262 Large 3 Br, 2 Bath with kitchen, living, dining, family room. New hardwood floors, heat pump, water system, washer & dryer. Riverview from front porch, park and boat ramp at the end of the road. W/S/G included. No pets. $700 per month. Call 352-232-5752 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020



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Trick-or-treating will take place at businesses all along Reid Avenue.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Watch out for ghouls, ghosts and goblins! Gulf County will celebrate the 13th annual Ghosts on the Coast celebration at 6 p.m. ET today in City Commons Park. The frightening festivities will begin with a costume contest for kids, adults, families and pets, and prizes will include gift cards from local merchants. After the contest, police sirens sound the horn that businesses along Reid Avenue are open for trick-or-treating. Not to be left out, businesses located off of Reid will have tables set up full of candy and goodies to pass out. In the middle of Reid, kids will be treated to street games that will Fiscal year nishes with a bang for TDCBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Tourist Development Council executive director Jennifer Jenkins set a lofty perch to reach for the scal year just ended. She and her team missed bythis much. With a September that brought in a bed tax revenue increase of 26 percent compared to the prior year the second consecutive month showing an increase of 26 percent TDC bed tax collections for the year ending Sept. 30 spiked 14 percent compared to last year. Jenkins set a goal of 15 percent and was still trying to move on from her near miss on Monday. The numbers are very high for the past two months, Jenkins said. The last month we had any kind of increase like that 26 percent was in January. Its great. Especially when you think that we really didnt have a chance to kick in our concentrated marketing strategy until February. But that 15 percent that would have been icing on a delicious cake. Goal of aggressive timeline is permit in six monthsBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The import of last weeks Port St. Joe Port Authority meeting was masked by the straightforward discussion. Last week, the Port Authority approved a contract and scope of work to draft the application for a permit to dredge the existing shipping channel. Board members also heard a presentation from a representative of the Haas Center at the University of West Florida and contracted for a study to benchmark a return on investment as the port is poised for development. It would almost be dif cult to overstate the importance of both contracts. To move forward on development, to transform into revenue two letters of intent between the St. Joe Company and energy supply rms to ship wood pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe, to become a benefactor for state and federal funding pots, those two contracts mark a pivotal moment. The contract on the dredge permit application was preceded by a recent meeting among engineers hired by the Port Authority with state and federal agencies to determine heading into the process what would be needed to obtain the permit. Bill Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald said the objective and the timeline are aggressive. We wont feel we have done our job if we dont meet our objective, which is to bring back a permit within the funds you have, he told Port Authority members. We are shooting for six months, though we would like to submit in four months. That is an aggressive time frame. We understand what the nish line is. The objective is to get a dredged channel. We know what we are working with as far as available funds. The contract approved last week will eat up almost $800,000 of the $1 million Florida Department of Transportation grant the Port Authority secured for the dredge permit work. A quarter of that, $250,000, which represents the local match of the state funds, is being provided by the St. Joe Company, the Port Authoritys collaborator in developing the port. But, Perry said, several fac-By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Small Business Development Center held a business roundtable meeting on Tuesday at the Gulf Coast State College Gulf/ Franklin Center as a meeting of the minds for the local business sector. An audience of 50, made up of local business owners and entrepreneurs, registered for the panel moderated by Robert Goetz, director of the SBDC, and included panels guests Mayor Mel Magidson, BOCC Chairman Tan Smiley, Economic Development Alliance chairman Guerry Magidson, Chamber of Commerce director Aaron Farnsley and Ralph Roberson, Board of Trustees Chair for Gulf Coast State College. The panelists were introduced by Loretta Costin, director of the GCSC campus. The goal of the meeting was to look at the economic climate in Gulf County as seen from the perspective of leaders and business owners. The group acknowledged that Port St. Joe was once established as a mill town, which has since transitioned to a tourist area, making a dif cult economy for startup businesses. Guerry Magidson said once the shipping channel is dredged, the Port of Port St. Joe would bring jobs to town and help the city reclaim its place in the industrial world. Gulf Countys future looks very bright as far as economic development goes, Magidson said. Smiley shared his personal journey of opening a car wash and day care and thanked GCSC for featuring programs that would culminate in graduates obtaining business licenses, the key to starting any venture. Roberson discussed the advanced technology center at GCSC, an unconventional classroom inside which students can study science, engineering and culinary arts. He went on to predict that technology careers will be vital for the future growth of the area and create upward of 3,400 jobs in the next ve years. Farnsley said as technology becomes more advanced and the economy changes, it will allow workers to live anywhere. He said it Dredge permit application in high gear PORT OF PORT ST. JOESee DREDGE A5WES LOCHER | The StarDuring a roundtable at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/ Franklin campus, local business owners brainstormed ways for small businesses to succeed in the current economy.Local business owners have roundtable discussion See TDC A5 See BUSINESS A5Ghosts haunt the coast tonight HALLOWEEN IN PORT ST. JOE See GHOSTS A5Thursday, OCTOBER 31, 2013 YEAR 76, NUMBER 3BowWow Smash, B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . .A4Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7Community . . . . . . . . . . B1 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, October 31, 2013By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com One trend the Gulf County School Board would like to see end is declining enrollment. The October state count of full-time equivalent students showed that the four Gulf County public schools are down roughly 50 students compared to projections made in Tallahassee when assessing school funding each year. That continues a decrease that began almost a decade ago and has seen the district lose almost 500 students during that period. Much of this years decrease was seen in the Wewahitchka schools. The student count matters because state dollars are tied to each student. Based on current perpupil funding under the Florida Education Finance Program, the drop in students equates to a district budget shortfall of $180,000. The district also had unanticipated costs from litigation related to the districts Reduction in Force earlier this year. The loss of revenue means the district must be more vigilant in spending local capital improvement dollars. The district will focus its state bricks-andmortar dollars on simple repairs and needed door replacements, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said. We will continue to monitor and takes steps to ensure nancial security and a balanced budget, Norton said. The state will conduct its next student FTE count in February. It is not uncommon to see student numbers climb between the October and February student counts.Athletics Hall of Fame activitiesDuring Fridays football game against Liberty County, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School and the district will recognize outstanding athletes and an outstanding partner in education. Serving as co-hosts for the game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Shark Field, will be the Gulf Coast State College Foundation and GCSC Student Government Association. T-shirts, pom-poms, packs and other items will be given away during the game. Ralph Roberson, current chair of the GCSC District Board of Trustees will be joined by Dr. Jim Anderson, vice president of the college foundation, in throwing out the rst ball and assisting with the pregame coin toss. At halftime, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will induct the newest class into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Inductees include Howard Browning, Frank Hannon, Lamar Faison, Norris D. Langston, Robert Nedley, Frank Fletcher, Billy Johnson, Dr. Oliver Harper and Charles Smith. Browning is the longtime broadcaster of Tiger Shark football; Hannon coached the rst state championship team; Faison was a coach and teacher at the school for 50 yards; Langston was an all-around athlete for whom an educational foundation is named; Nedley, Fletcher, Johnson, Harper and Smith all played in the rst game at Shark Field and also will be honored for contributions to the school, community and society. A reception will be at 6:30 p.m. beneath the stadium. Monday,November11,2013 9amEST atPortSt.JoeHighSchool Youarecordiallyinvitedtotheannual community-wideVeteran'sDayCeremonies. Wesincerelyhopethatyouwillbeableto attendandjoinusinpayingtributetoand givinghonortoourVeteranswhohavegiven sacriciallytopreservetheeedomsthatwe enjoyinAmericatoday!Veteran'sDayCommittee foradditionalinformation, contact:LindaWoodat229-8414 linda.wood123@yahoo.com or Lt.CommanderUSN(Ret.), MartinJarosz atPortSt.JoeHighSchoolat229-8252 mjarosz@gulf.k12.us 310, 21r 1ebmevo, NyadnoM Veteran'sDay Celebration Veteran'sDay Celebration NOHIDDENCHARGES:Itisourpolicythatthepatientandanyotherpersonresponsibleforpaymentshastherighttorefusetopay, cancelpaymentorbereimbursedbypaymentoranyotherservice,examinationortreatmentwhichisperformedasaresultofand within72hoursofrespondingtotheadvertisementforthefree,discountedfeeorreducedfeeservice,examinationortreatment. www.mulliseye.com MedicalEyeExamwith forGlaucoma,Cataractsandothereyediseases. 850-763-6666 59yearsandolder,notpresentlyunderourcare. SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:11-15-13CODE:SJ00 THESPECIALTYMEDICALCENTER SKINCANCERcanbepresentwithoutyouknowingit.CALLtodayforaskincancerscreening.DIDYOUKNOWthatstudiesshow: NOW,DIDYOUKNOW? VINCENTIVERS,M.D.301TwentiethStreet|PortSt.Joe,FL32456 850-227-7070|www.iversmd.com ALLMAJOR INSURANCE ACCEPTED9am-6pm 9am-2pm School enrollment continues slideBased on current per-pupil funding under the Florida Education Finance Program, the drop in students equates to a district budget shortfall of $180,000. Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR THE PORT ST. JOE STAR THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, October 31, 2013By TIM CROFT227-7827|@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comWhile not the most attended or producer of the most Boxes of Love, the celebrants of this years Beach Blast said uniformly that the event was excellent. The Semper Fi Sisters recently enjoyed their fth Beach Blast in Gulf County and the result was hundreds of Boxes of Love heading off to troops deployed overseas and more than 50 women trying to gure out how to make next years Blast even better. This was the best Beach Blast ever, said Brenda Garth, president and co-founder of the Semper Fi Sisters, an organization of women related by blood, love or kinship to men and women in the military. We had a very good turnout, a good cross section of women from across the country. Many of them are already planning to come back next year. The Sisters distributed surveys to all the departing participants and Garth said she has rarely seen such consistent praise through the ranks of the ladies who trek to Gulf County from as far away as California. This year, 51 women participated in the Beach Blast, a tad down from last years 73. For Emily Hansen, a Gold Star mom who lost her son in Afghanistan three years ago, the smaller numbers made for a more intimate bonding experience. Hansen said last years Beach Blast, her rst, changed her life after two years of mourning her son. That change continued this year. The numbers this year were a little less than last year but that gave us a greater opportunity for bonding on a more personal level, Hansen said. I made new friends. It was intimate and so enjoyable. Garth said not only the smaller numbers facilitated more close interaction, she added that the mix of ladies was a recipe for the mix of laughs, tears and friendship that make the Beach Blast uniquely special. The mix of Blue Star, Silver Star and Gold Star ladies meshed really, really well, Garth said. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the community and enjoyed the beach. Even when it rained on Saturday, the ladies went out and enjoyed the songwriters in town for their own festival. The Packing Party for the Boxes of Love was probably the smoothest running machine of the past ve years. We have learned something every year and we just have wonderful people who really chip in and do such a great job, Garth said. The ladies sent off more than 800 boxes on the Saturday of the packing party with enough boxes to be mailed out this week to move the count over the 1,000 mark. It was so much fun and so wonderful, Garth said of the Blast. 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS S SPIRIT& WINE BEERVORITEA FOURY ALL OFTION SELECTGREA ONTHEPOOPDECK UPCOMINGEVENTS -INTHECROWSNESTFRIDAY&SATURDAY9PM KARAOKE DJ DANCING COMESPOOKOUTWITH RANDYSTARK RANDY&ART BLACKWATER DEBIJORDAN FIRSTSUNDAY CELEBRATION 2FOR1ALLBEER,WINE &DRINKSALLDAYAND NIGHT,POTLUCK The sisterhood has a blastSemper Fi Sisters pack and spread love PHOTOS BY DEBBIE HH OOp P ER | joebay.comFifty-one women from across the country three traveled from California participated in this years Beach Blast. Below, one of the more emotional moments was the balloon launch in memory of Samantha Cochrane. Cochrane passed away while attending her rst Beach Blast last year. The Boxes of Love Packing Party was dedicated in her honor.

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OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionIt was the sound As soon as you walked in the door, you heard it. It was the sound of the knife whomping, the sliding of the big knifes blade across the table. Then the song would start again Whomp, Whomp, Whomp, Slide The man was huge, at least he seemed huge. Maybe he just seemed larger than he actually was because he was holding a big knife (and he knew how to use it). He wore an apron and a hat that would remind you of a soda jerk. The little soda jerk hat on such a big man was kind of funny looking. He was usually sweating. It could have been the continued whomping of the knife or the heat from the cooking. The other thing I remember is the smell. As soon as you opened the door, it hit you in the face. Not the door to the restaurant, but your car door in the parking lot. In the South, there are a few things that you can discuss and debate and appreciate for hours over sweet tea, buttermilk or something else you might drink out of a bottle or a Mason jar. These things include hunting dogs, secret shing holes, cornbread, what used to be on Main Street, opinions on George Wallace, football and where to nd the best barbecue. Thats just the women Men will often discuss hair bows and their opinion of George Wallaces rst wife, Lurleen. Lurleen was the rst and only female governor of the state of Alabama. Mens discussions of Lurleen often include opinions of George Wallaces second wife, Cornelia (Cuhnelia). Barbecue preference is something that is discussed throughout the South. Topics include the best restaurant, the best plate, the best sandwich, the best sauce and best stuff that might be offered on the side like fried dill pickles, turnip greens or pickled onions. Sauce discussions can go on for hours and chopped, pulled or sliced debates will probably never be settled. For the most part, discussions are generally amicable and honorable, sort of like Ole Miss or Vanderbilt football. The Man with the Big Knife was the center of attention in the Goal Post Bar-B-Q in Anniston, Alabama. Before I could drive, my Daddy would take me to lunch there in the summer or send me with some of the other fellows from the newspaper. When I got old enough to drive, I would take myself. Recently, I read where they shut the doors to the establishment that I loved so much. Thats right, They were tearing down the Goal Post. People who drove through Anniston at night have more than likely seen the Goal Posts neon sign with a eld goal kicker who kicked ball after ball through the uprights of the goal post. People would drive into town just to see the sign. The kicker hasnt made a successful kick in a number of years due to a storm that either caused him to pull a neon groin, or something really serious. He just kind of stands there in the dark ready to kick. Folks will always remember the sign. As a matter of fact, there are a number of folks standing in line to buy it. Whatever happens to it, I just pray that it doesnt get moved out of the county or God forbid, up north. I loved the sign, but my fondest memories will be the man with the big knife whomping barbecue, sliding it to the side, whomping more and the distinctive Southern savory smell. I will also remember what I ordered. I would like a barbecue plate, outside. They knew what I meant. I wanted the meat from the outside that looked like a crusty bark. After moving to Virginia, I went in the barbecue place that folks around Williamsburg proclaimed was the best. They de nitely had a lot of customers and had soda waters in big buckets of ice, but I think they have gotten to be such a big deal; theyve had to hire NonBBQ People. The reason I say this is because the rst time I asked for a barbecue plate outside, they told me, We do have picnic tables outside. I was stunned. I didnt even respond. There was no use in causing a problem. Bless these folks hearts; they didnt know what outside meat was. Im sure theyve never heard of Lurleen or Cornelia Wallace and the only thing that comes to mind when they hear the name George Wallace is a black and white lm clip, possibly even thinking Forrest Gump was there when it happened. The sounds and the smells are worth remembering; they are worth saving. They were part of growing up. I saw the cutest bow on this little girls head the other day (and she had on a smocked dress). I could tell she was from good people. I bet her mama knows how to make good cornbread (and her daddy can tie that bow in her hair if he needs to). Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com.Tearing the Goal Post DownThe dog was about the size of a small horse. He would scare you even when he was tied to the giant log chain in the fenced in back yard. He had teeth the size of elephant tusks. He was junkyard dog mean. And he didnt like little kids. Home for him was the big two story house at the corner of Stonewall and Magnolia. Every child out toward the end of Stonewall had to pass by Bruno on our way to town. Hed start barking at you about Cherry Avenue and would still be barking when you sprinted past the Baptist Church up where the road turned toward town. If you slowed down or looked in his direction, hed climb that wood fence to get you! When we got by unscathed, wed collect our breaths in front of Mr. Raymond Whites service station and thank our lucky stars. I took to taking the long way to town around by Bethel College and then down the railroad track so as not to arouse the dogs ire. Going by at night was like jungle warfare. Wed snake around by Jack Brummitts Funeral Home, crawl through the woods and come out behind Bo Booths house. I didnt mind the extra distance or the dirt on my hands and knees; I made it home safe and sound! I dont remember who decided it was time we did something. I do remember it was Halloween week and we gured by the sixth grade wed outgrown the simple trick or treating anyway. We needed, according to Yogi and Buddy, a little more adventure in our lives. It probably would be prudent to change the names here to protect the innocent ... but as I look back on it, there werent no innocent people in this caper! Lets dig a giant pit beside the stop sign, dangle a little bait in front of Bruno and when he lights out after us, well lead him into the hole. Dead silence. I could see a hundred problems with this plan already. Buddy, are you nuts! Terry was the rst to nd his voice, Which one of us is going to be the bait? And what if that dog misses the pit? Pretty sound questions I thought, but Squeaky trumped any reasoning I had, What if one of us falls into the hole WITH the dog? More silence. Lets kidnap Bruno. We can put a burlap bag over his eyes. You know how that works with horses. It calms them right down. Ricky lived way over on Forrest Avenue, he didnt understand the gravity of the situation. We could take him to the Halloween Carnival and throw him in amongst them folks hopping around the musical chairs! I have to admit I got caught up in the moment; the sight of that big hairy dog loose in the midst of the dart throwing, apple bobbing and haunted house would be something to behold. And, listen, Bruno leaping across the cake table, barreling through the corn maize or biting the PTA president might be worth the risk. We didnt bother with any costumes or masks. We had no idea who lived in the big house. No one was ever at home. Id never seen any lights on or anyone out in the yard. Ruth Ann swears shed spied ghost like creatures oating by the windows but yall know how Ruth Ann was prone to exaggerate. It was a pitch black Halloween night. We made no sound as we descended on the big house from the town side. We gured if Bruno was watching hed expect a frontal attack. All breathing stopped. We inched toward the side gate with the quietness of a World War II sniper. The plan was simple. Terry and Buddy had burlap bags, the rest of us had a rope and a stick. When the burlap bag got over Brunos head, the closest guy was going to wrap his rope around the bag, closing it tight. The stick was to beat the dog off of us in case the rst plan didnt work. As Yogi eased the door open and we leaped into the back yard I wondered why we hadnt heard the dog. In the dead silence something bumped against my leg. I whacked down hard with my stick and jumped back. I heard a growl or a moan, Im not sure which and then a burlap bag landed over my head. Something bit my arm and Im telling you I took to swinging that stick like I was Willie Shoemaker himself whipping Sword Dancer down the last furlong at the Belmont Stakes! You know, sometimes Ruth Ann didnt exaggerate! I kicked something or somebody off of me, threw the burlap bag over the closest object that I could make out in the dark ... took a last couple of swipes with my club and I vacated the premises. This years Halloween Carnival was going to have to limp along without Bruno. As Mom was examining my arm I explained how the wild gremlins from another planet caught us off guard Well, this bite looks more like the human variety to me. And what scratched you all over the face? My only consolation was I didnt look as bad at Ricky or Yogi. Some ghoulish end had beaten them severely about the head and shoulders! And there was some lasting satisfaction out of the nights escapade, Bruno never barked or chased us again. He did, however, sit up on the front porch and laugh his silly head off every time we went by. Respectfully,Kes One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next years elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people. Why? Because nothing got resolved. The agreement leaves the government open only until mid-January, and gives the Treasury the ability to borrow through early February. All that effort secured us the barest minimum that we needed. Tax reform, spending, entitlements, jobs and economic growth: were no better off than we were before a small faction in Congress brought us to the brink of an unnecessary disaster. So the question is, can we avoid a similar crisis down the road? The record of the recent past gives no ground for optimism, though members of Congress may now recognize the enormous economic costs to the nation of a shutdown and neardefault. To avoid repeating their recent sorry spectacle, however, they will have to confront three challenges. First, Congress has to break its habit of governing by crisis. Second, its members need to take a leaf from this most recent experience and remember that the essence of legislating is negotiation. Finally, they need to recognize that every time Congress fails to assert itself, other institutions gain more power at its expense. Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. They plan ahead, confront and resolve their challenges, ful ll their responsibilities abroad, and respond to their own peoples needs. Congress can do none of these things so long as its members insist on resolving one crisis by setting up another a few months down the road. Some people in Washington argue that this is because we live in trying times, faced with bewildering economic upheaval, social and demographic change, and a sorely divided body politic. Thats all true but politics has always been about getting things done in dif cult environments. Congress was designed to be the institution where the dif culties of the moment could be overcome by legislators with the skill and temperament to work together to overcome them. Instead, we face a host of challenges with a Congress unable to address them because it can only postpone a crisis from one date to another. I nd myself thinking often these days of the skillful legislators Ive known over the years. Where are their counterparts today? The negotiations that produced the last-minute settlement may have taken a lot of effort, but they do not measure up to whats required. Congress only works well when its members understand some key things: that each party has to walk away with something; that its crucial to preserve exibility and avoid pandering and scorched-earth rhetoric; that it needs to address the issues Americans care about most; that to avoid failure all the key players need to be at the table; and that they need the fortitude not to walk away from talks when things are going poorly. Years ago, key players in serious negotiations went out to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, and were con ned to the compound until they came to a resolution. We need legislators who are willing to roll up their sleeves and commit that fully to the process. Because in our system, power never evaporates, it just ows elsewhere. So when Congress doesnt perform, it cedes power to others. By its inaction, Congress has given power to the President, who can use executive actions to enact policy. It has strengthened the federal bureaucracy by leaving regulatory decisions to federal agencies with very little direction or oversight. It has given massive economic power to the Federal Reserve, since someone has to promote economic growth in the face of congressional failure to deal with our scal issues. And it has allowed the Supreme Court to become the central policy-making body on controversial issues from campaign nance to af rmative action to environmental regulation. Any society that relies on nine unelected judges to resolve the most serious issues of the day is not a functioning democracy, Justice Anthony Kennedy said in a recent speech. Im sorry to say that hes talking about us. Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.How to improve the road ahead CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert LEE H. HAMILTONPage 4 USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Nightmare On East MagnoliaThursday, October 31, 2013

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, October 31, 2013 NOTICEOFCERTIFICATION OFTAXROLLPursuanttosection193.122FloridaStatutes,MitchBurke, PropertyAppraiserforGulfCountyherebygivesnoticethatthe 2013taxrollswerecertiedtotheTaxCollectoron October23,2012forthecollectionoftaxes.MitchBurke,CFA GulfCountyPropertyAppraiser DREDGE from page A1tors provided wind in sails. Many studies done in prior years had proved useful in providing some of the essential information agencies would need. The shipping channel itself, 14 miles long but dredged as recently as 1986, does not represent a new or overly complex project. The channel is there, and roughly 60 percent is in need of little more than maintenance dredging, said board member Eugene Rafeld. We need to note that compared to other ports in the state, this will probably need the least amount of dollars to keep it open per ship, Rafeld said. That is very appealing to agencies. Perry said a recent seagrass study showed minimal impact from the dredging. The St. Joe Company has identied a number of inland sites for the spoil material from dredging, and preliminary examination of the shipping channel showed there was a possibility of materials, particularly near the spit of St. Joseph Peninsula, suitable for beach nourishment. The rst major component of the application moving ahead, Perry said, was an in-depth study of the sediment in the channel. Over several days in mid-November, work will begin from a pair of barges as engineers bore 67 GPSnoted locations in the shipping channel to determine the soil contents. Engineers will bore 2 inches below authorized depths at various points of the channel. We need to get busy on that immediately, Perry said. It is very important we know for the 14 miles of the channel what we have and where, what is suitable for beach material and what is not. Before we can do anything else, we need to know the materials we are dealing with. The potential hiccup to disrupting the timeline, Perry noted, was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a Corps requirement before undertaking a dredging project to perform a study to determine negative effects on any Corps project. Perry noted that the dredging would not have an effect on any Corps project, but the study would push out the timeline for the application to dredge and would be a study the Port Authority, lacking in revenue, would have to fund. Our hope is that it will not be required, Perry said, while adding there was also a pot of federal money the Port of Port St. Joe could qualify for to assist in underwriting the dredging project. We are trying to access those federal dollars.ROIThe acronym for Return on Investment, ROI, has been a mantra from state officials, from the governor to legislators, when discussing additional investing in developing the port with port officials. A contracted study, board chair Leonard Costin said, could top $60,000, money the Port Authority does not have. However, the Haas Center, which researches and analyzes economic trends across Northwest Florida, agreed to undertake a study at far less under $20,000 to try to pinpoint the value of the port as a developed and operational port. Rod Lewis said the study would focus on seven basic elements, including an overview of the history of the Port of Port St. Joe; the tonnage of material committed to the port through the St. Joe LOIs; the $5 million in Genesse-Wyoming rail improvements St. Joe was contracting for and the rail line jobs that work would generate; three other projects that are on the burner and would become more viable with a developed port; and facilities and infrastructure built on regional airports due to facilitate the movement of goods in and out of a developed port. You are building on a core foundation built up over time, Lewis said, referencing millions in infrastructure the port has acquired in significant part through state and federal funding for ports. That is at the core of what we are looking at. Raffield said another selling point for the Port of Port St. Joe was location, its relative proximity to an expanded Panama Canal in relation to other Florida ports as well as markets to the north and the access to rail and highways. Given the level of goods shipped by truck and shipped through the Panama Canal, reduced fuel costs to ship into and truck out of the Port of Port St. Joe would be advantageous. Lewis said a draft of the Haas Center study could be provided in four to five weeks with an aim at having a completed study in time for the state legislative session. Meetings of the Florida Legislature begin in December with the session beginning in February. The FDOT approved using some of the funds from the dredge permit application dollars to pay the $19,500 for the study. We are going to be tight, Costin said of the $1 million in FDOT money moving things forward. We need to justify what we are doing to the powers that be. And the work hardly ends as Jenkins has set a goal of 20 percent growth in bed tax revenue for the coming scal year, including a 30 percent increase in revenue for the so-called shoulder seasons of fall and winter. To convert percentages into dollars, this past years scal year TDC budget was crafted based on a revenue projection of $600,000. The TDC collected almost $900,000 in bed taxes. As a result, the TDC advisory council recently increased the projected budget for the just-started scal year at $650,000. I want to set those high goals because I dont want us to be complacent, Jenkins said. I dont spend ad valorem dollars. I spend bed tax dollars, and I have a lot of partners. I owe it to them not to be complacent. And we have done this with not a lot of money. Six hundred thousand dollars is not a lot in the big picture. One critical aspect of the prior year, Jenkins said, was contracting in-depth multi-layered research of a kind the TDC had never performed and provided a trove of important information about who visits Gulf County, why and what they do, where they come from and want from their experience. The research helped shape marketing approaches across multiple platforms and was noted repeatedly by elected ofcials during decision making months after the research ndings were released. The research really put us on the right track, Jenkins said. I dont think we could have done what we did without the research. The outstanding last two months have been fed in part, Jenkins said, by an increase in international tourists from Europe and Great Britain. Jenkins noted two men from the UK who came on vacation and stayed for the recent Songwriters Festival. The shoulder season is strong in other key ways. I also have heard from partners that they are able to keep their workers on, they are not having to lay off as much, Jenkins said, adding that jobs are as important in her bucket list as heads in beds. Jenkins said she also was pleased with the informational kiosks built by county maintenance crews and placed at eight parks around the county. She also emphasized the face time her team staff grew as Jenkins took nearly all functions of the TDC in-house devotes to getting out in the community and talking to people and our partners. That has been very important, she said. The results are evident in climbing trafc on the website, a growing number of fans on the TDC Facebook page and growing trafc at the TDC Welcome Center in Port St. Joe. It has been really busy just today, Jenkins said on Monday. Next years visitors guide will jump from 68 pages to 80 and will include new sections, such as pages devoted to hunting and partners. But as is the case in the world of Jennifer Jenkins, work remains. I really missed snowbird season, though I can chalk that up to just being new here, Jenkins said. I would like to get ahead of Spring Break in April and May, and I missed out some on shing. She also wants to implement a proposed beach ambassador program emphasizing enjoying paradise in a safe manner, a kind of concierge/beach patrol. There will also be a signage program pertaining to county ordinances on beach driving and pets, but signs that will not be in your face. Now we are ready to polish (the foundation laid the past year) up a little bit, Jenkins said. My team is excited about it. TDC from page A1 CoO Ur R TESY oO F MAri RI E Rom OM ANELLi I | Special to The StarThe TDC recently invited visitors to send the agency their best photos of the area. This photo of a bald eagle skipping along the shoreline could have been one, but instead Indian Pass resident Marie Romanelli shared it with our readers.is important to get the word out that Gulf County could be the place for people with money, who will then spend it within the community. You need good health care, good education and a high quality of life, Farnsley said. We need to attract high-paying jobs to see improvement in the community. Some members of the panel put their eggs in the port basket, as a surere way to stimulate the local economy, though Roberson said a serviceable railroad, four-lane highway access and high speed Internet are the main roadblocks to Port St. Joe becoming a boom town. Roberson said, You can have the greatest port in the world, but if you cant get to it, it doesnt matter. Mayor Magidson commended the Tourist Development Council for their role in marketing Gulf County across the Southeast and hoped to see them expand their reach. Tourism is the base of the economy right now, Magidson said. Its not the end game. Its one leg of a strong economy. Guerry Magidson said balancing industry and tourism while keeping the quality of life is the key to success. The SBDC is a free service that delivers up-todate consulting, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. Business owners have access to free, condential oneon-one consulting that cover startup, nances and marketing. Serving six counties, the Port St. Joe branch of the SBDC is now located at GCSC. Goetz revealed plans to host free training sessions next year that will teach strategic planning to local entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level. include hay bale bowling, a ring toss and a cake walk. Pat Nease, a storyteller from Panama City, will regale kids with spooky stories. The South Gulf Coast Volunteer Fire Department will have a haunted re truck on site for children to explore if they dare. We want to slow kids down a little and engage them more, said Chamber of Commerce director Paula Pickett, who organized this years event. Were amping it up this year and making it fun for the entire family. The cake walk is a fundraiser for the Merchants Association to purchase Christmas lights for the trees along Reid. A surplus of 5,000 glow sticks left over from the Centennial Celebration in July will allow kids to build an interactive art installation. Area restaurants will be open and ready to feed hungry attendees and will offer food and drink specials in honor of the holiday. Other entertainment will include live music from Freddie D and Lola, who will perform near Hannon Insurance while the Boyer Band will entertain from the City Commons gazebo. Though it was Picketts rst time coordinating the event, she described the planning process as uid and said everyone on the event committee was easy to work with. She also thanked everyone who made donations of candy to the Chamber. The goodies were distributed to area businesses to hand out to hungry Halloweensters. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes will host a sh fry fundraiser that will begin at 5 p.m. ET on the corner of Reid and State 71, serving fresh sh, tea, corn, green onion hush puppies, cheese grits and coleslaw for $7 a plate. The event will raise money for the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library, a cause to which the Babes have already donated almost $10,000 the past three years. When government cutbacks started, the library began to close on Wednesday and Saturday. The Bunco Babes will use the money to purchase books, videos and audiobooks for the facility. The goal of the Babes is to raise enough money in the future that the library can be open seven days a week. We feel like the library is such an important part of the community, said Bunco Babe member Dana Boyer. In addition to books, they give access to computers to those who may not otherwise have access. Let the haunting begin. GHOSTS from page A1 The 13th annual Ghosts on the Coast celebration will feature a costume contest for kids, adults, families and pets. Trick-ortreating will take place at businesses all along Reid Avenue.FiFI LE PHo O To O WES LocLOC HEr R | The StarDuring a roundtable at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin campus, local business owners brainstormed ways for small businesses to succeed in the current economy. BUSINESS from page A1

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Monday-Thursday7AM-6PM(EST) Friday-Saturday7AM-7PM(EST) BWOHuntingHeadquarters: CAMOARRIVINGDAILY SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!653-8868 WEEKLYALMANAC ST.JOSEPHBAY APALACHICOLABAY,WESTPASS TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,Oct.3181 7125% Fri,Nov.181 6867% Sat,Nov.280 5421% Sun,Nov.375 53 9% Mon,Nov.473 4815% Tues,Nov.573 51 2% Wed,Nov.675 5441% SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/BottomOffshore fishing will soon come to a halt as the gag grouper season will end on Dec. 3, leaving only a few species to target offshore. We have had a great fall so far with good grouper catches and amberjack and triggerfish. Most of the king fish and Spanish have moved further south. As the temperatures cool down, the fishing should heat up this fall. Good trout and flounder reports are starting to come in from the ICW (canal) in St. Joe. Try using grubs and jigs along the new sea walls for flounder and trout. Redfish and some bull reds are also being caught here as well.Special to The StarNow that the government shutdown is over, St. Vincent national Wildlife Refuge has reopened. The island clean-up that was scheduled in October has been rescheduled for Nov. 15. If you are interested in helping, email supportstvin.com with your name and phone number or email address. There are still about 100 permits available for the hunts this winter. The Archery Hunt takes place Nov. 20-24. You can get a permit and more information on the FWC website. SPECIAL TO THE STARSt. Joseph Peninsula State Parks staff is wrapping up this seasons sea turtle monitoring program. This year has turned out to be an average year for nesting numbers, with an exception. We had 115 total nests. One hundred eight nests were Loggerhead Sea turtle nest. The exception is that we had seven green sea turtle nests on our beach. This beat our past record of three in the late 1990s. Our usual nesters are loggerhead sea turtles, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Greens are endangered, and nest frequently along Floridas east coast, far outnumbering those in the panhandle. Green sea turtle adults are larger than their Loggerhead cousins, and the hatchlings are black with a white trim around their shell, ippers and underbelly. If you would like to know more about our sea turtles, wildlife and the park itself, stop by when youre in our area. Our park staff can answer questions and talk about the wonders of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Special to The StarAcross the almost 6 million acres in Floridas wildlife management area (WMA) system, of cers with the FWC can be found atop buggies, operating allterrain vehicles, in patrol trucks and on foot. One part of their job is to patrol public lands. This time of year, many hunters are also in the woods too, scouting or enjoying archery season, and other nature-lovers are taking advantage of the cooler weather. Through state, federal and private partnerships, Florida boasts many diverse and exciting public hunting opportunities. The FWC encourages adults and children to get out and enjoy all the state has to offer, and its of cers make sure that people do so safely and responsibly. We want people to be safe outdoors and the resources to be around for generations to come, said the FWCs Lt. Albert Wass de Czege, a eld supervisor in northwest Florida. Safety while hunting is of paramount importance, which is why hunter safety courses are required for most hunters. FWC of cers make sure all bag and size limits are followed, appropriate methods and equipment are used, and that hunters are hunting during the right hours and possess the necessary license and permits. We also check that all users, not just hunters, are being safe and responsible in our WMAs, Wass de Czege said. They should be operating on open roads or trails, staying off closed roads, following speed limits and showing courtesy to others. As more people hit the woods this fall, FWC of cers may set up surveillance and plain-clothes details and use radar devices to accomplish this. Also, they are just a phone call away if people nd themselves in need of assistance. Violations involving licenses and permits could warrant a $50 ne plus the cost of the license. Penalties can escalate for people with recent previous violations. Some hunting and other violations can lead to more serious consequences, including higher nes and even jail time. If you follow all posted information and treat others and the resources with respect, you will be setting yourself up for a great time in the outdoors, Wass de Czege said. All safety precautions and resource laws are of vital importance, on both public and private lands. Those hunting on public lands just need to remember a few extra things: Do not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs. Pick up all belongings; dont litter; preserve paradise. Only build res of appropriate materials at recognized campsites and thoroughly extinguish ames and embers before leaving. Be sure of the speci c rules for the area in which you plan to visit. You can go to MyFWC. com/Hunting and click on WMA Brochures for more information. Remember to report any suspected sh, wildlife or boating violations by calling 888-404-3922, texting Tip@MyFWC.com or going online to MyFWC. com/WildlifeAlert. Editorial note: Protecting Paradise provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC of cer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about shing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make. This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It will feature different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Floridas people and beautiful natural resources for years to come. Thursday, October 31, 2013SPECIAL TO THE STARSt. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting the yearly White Tail Archery hunt during the month of November. The refuge will only be open to permitted hunters during this time. Interested hunters should obtain a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website myfwc.com/ license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/st-vincent-white-tailed-deer/ or your local hunting permit distributor. If you have any questions, contact us at 653-8808 during regular business hours or you can visit our webpage www.fws.gov/saintvincent/huntsh.html. STATE PARK STAFF WRAPS UP TURTLE PROGRAM FOR SEASONStay safe, be responsible on public landsSt. Vincent reopensPage 6 2013 ST. VINCENT ARCHERY HUNT NOV. 20-24

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, October 31, 2013 APage 7SectionStar Staff ReportThe Lady Gators cross country team from Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School won the District 3-1A title last week. Kristen Nichols, Tara Walding, Ashleigh Price, McKenna Waters, Rylee Waters and ShaMario Cole, seen in photo, took rst place among the ve teams in the district. The team prepped for district by winning in a meet at Altha in the nal meet of the regular season, with Cole nishing rst overall. The boys, led by senior Jakob Bidwell, were third at district. The team is comprised of Bidwell, Jonah Bidwell, Kaden Phillips, Roman Brown, Truman Green, Elijiah Sarmiento and Austin Malcolm. The boys also nished rst during the last regular season meet at Altha, with Jakob Bidwell rst overall. Lady Gators take district cross country title CROSS COUNTRY By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Dwayne Griggs set an early beat and the Tiger Shark defense kept in time and the result was a return to the postseason. After four seasons of watching the playoffs from home Port St. Joe earned a trip back with a 17-3 defeat of visiting West Gadsden last Friday at Shark Field. The victory improves Port St. Joe to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in District 1-1A, clinching no worse than second in the league with a showdown at home against Liberty County, also undefeated in district play, for the district title next Friday. The Panthers fell to 5-4 overall and at 1-2 in district play drop out of the playoff picture. I am proud of our kids, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. We have stuck together, faced a little adversity, but we are heading to the playoffs. We know we will have our hands full with Liberty County, but we also know we have to play 24 strong and have each others backs. We have done that all year long. Port St. Joe, facing a Panther team that operated nearly all night in threeand four-receiver sets, played tenacious defense. Hurrying West Gadsden quarterback Deonte Jackson every time he dropped to pass, the Tiger Sharks held the Panthers to 215 total yards, more than 90 of that coming on the nal two series as West Gadsden tried desperately to get back in the game. Jackson nished 10 of 26 passing for 165 yards, more than half coming in the nal ve minutes, with one interception. That interception was critical. Early in the second quarter of a scoreless game Jackson sent a pass into the middle of the eld where Griggs, timing his move perfectly, stepped in front of a receiver at the Port St. Joe 23 to intercept and dashed all but untouched to the end zone. Drew Lacour added the extra point and Port St. Joe had a 7-0 lead. Defense wins ball games for you sometimes when the offense is struggling, Gannon said. That was the case tonight. That Griggs interception really set a tone. West Gadsden added a 27-yard eld goal shortly before the half to pull to 7-3 but the Panthers went into the locker room frustrated by opportunities lost. Twice the Panthers took passes into the end zone only to have the touchdowns erased by penalties. A screen pass for a score was nulli ed when all ve offensive linemen beat the receiver into the defensive back eld for an ineligible receiver call. A deep sideline route for a touchdown came back due to a holding penalty. We were just a couple of plays away tonight, said West Gadsdens rst-year coach Joey Striplin. Im proud of these guys for competing so late into the season and having a chance at the playoffs because that hasnt been the case in recent years. But give credit to Port St. Joe. They have a great team and it was their night. They made the plays. Griggs, who led the Tiger Sharks in rushing with 60 yards, put Port St. Joe in full control with a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The play was set up by a 37-yard dash by Jak Riley after a short punt gave Port St. Joe the ball at the Panther 46. An extra ve yards was added for a horse-collar tackle and Griggs nished off the quick strike. Lacour added the extra point and also a 31-yard eld goal with 5:43 remaining after being wide left from 30 yards in the third period to complete the scoring. The game marked the return to Port St. Joe of running back Jarkeice Davis and wideout T.J. Williams after being suspended all season due to off-theeld issues. Gannon said the team voted to accept the two back and Davis had 57 rushing yards and several big plays on defense while Williams had a big 24-yard reception and contributed to the stellar play of the defensive back eld. With Cole Crydermans 37 yards he was the workhorse of the rst half and Rileys 55, Port St. Joe had six backs rush for 209 yards, four contributing 3760 yards. Lacour was 3 for 5 passing for another 56 yards.Star Staff ReportWhether being bounced from the playoffs or the looming end of a long season, the Gators of Wewahitchka came out at last Friday and were routed 550 by Vernon in the Gators last home game. The Gators could get little going offensively after the opening drive of the game ended on downs at the Vernon 30 and Vernon exploded for 27 secondquarter points to remove any doubt on outcome. The start of the game symbolized the Gators woes the rest of the game. Taking the opening kickoff they marched inside Vernon territory only to turn the ball over on downs. Two plays later a Vernon back went 63 yards for a touchdown. Wewahitchka fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Vernon recovered, quickly converting the turnover into points. Junior quarterback Rashard Ranie rushed four times for two yards and was 4 of 15 passing for 48 yards with one interception. Jarvar Hill rushed 12 times for 68 yards and Jonathan Palmer had 11 yards on two carries. Tad Gaskin caught two passes for 36 yards and Peter Setterich caught two passes for 12 yards. The Gators (2-7) have a bye week Friday and then travel to West Gadsden the following week to complete their season. ASalutetoAmerica'sVeterans FRIDAY,NOVEMBER8,20136:00p.m. Eastern SilentAuctionandhorsdoeuvresreceptionwithcashbarat St.JosephBayGolfClubClubhouse.Costofadmittance,$10.00 (includestwofreedrinks).SATURDAYNOVEMBER9,201312:30p.m. Eastern SalutingAmericasVeteransCeremony 1:00p.m. Eastern ShotgunStart 4playerbest-ballformat;$55nonmember, $45memberifregisteringatleast2weeks priortotheevent.Plus$5afterthat. Mealandawardsceremonytofollow. Cashprizesinclude: $400:FirstPlaceteam $350:SecondPlaceteam $200:ThirdPlaceteam Hole-in-OneChallenge: Cashprize$10,000 SponsorshipLevels $500DivisionSponsor $250BrigadeSponsor $100CompanySponsor $50PlatoonSponsorHolesponsorshipsalsoavailable. Sponsorsnameswillbepostedon allsignsandwebsite.ContactUs DanVanTreese:850-227-8138 TonyMinichiello:850-528-2125 SpecialLodgingPackage: MainstaySuites:$69.99Queen Suitepernight,$89.99King DeluxeSuitepernight. anaturalescape.com TouristDevelopmentCouncil Atwo-dayeventtohonor ourveteransandbenet CampGordonJohnston WorldWarIIMuseum (Carrabelle,FL)and St.JosephBayGolfClub. EVERYDAY 3:30pm-6:30pmwww.docksideseafoodandrawbar.comBringYourFriendsandGetHooked! PORT ST. JOE HOSTS LIBERTY COUNTY Time: 7:30 p.m. ET When: Friday What: A game that will decide the District 1-1A title and playoff seeding.Port St. Joe stamps playoff ticket Vernon dominates WewahitchkaPSJHS boys soccer jamboree SaturdayStar Staff ReportThe boys soccer team from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will host a Jamboree this Saturday as the season kicks into gear. The teams, including PSJHS, Tallahassee Godby and Rocky Bayou, will play at the Lamar Faison Soccer Complex directly behind Port St. Joe Elementary School. The action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET with Port St. Joe facing Godby on Field 1. Godby will compete against Rocky Bayou at 3 p.m. on Field 2 and Rocky Bayou will play the host Tiger Sharks at 5 p.m. ET on Field 1.Special to The StarThe third annual Silent Auction/Golf Tournament to bene t the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum will be held Nov. 8-9 at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. As part of a full weekend event, a reception will be held 6 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 8 with hors doeuvres, beer and wine, for a $10 entry fee. A cash bar for spirits will also be available and live music by The George Boyer Band. A Silent Auction will take place with auction items including Limited Edition Prints of historic military and cultural events, gift baskets, and area hotel stays. Other items are requested. A variety or items will be available A bene t golf tournament will then be held Saturday, Nov. 9, with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a four-player, scramble format, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. ET with a short ceremony to honor Americas veterans and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A meal and awards ceremony will follow. Cash prizes for the tournament will include $400 to the rst place team, $350 for second place, and $200 for third place. A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize. The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for seven straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is located in Carrabelle. The museum houses over 10,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors, and other military, as well as civilian personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years. Hole sponsorships are available and tournament registration information can be found at www.stjoebaygolf.com or by calling 850-227-1751 or Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. Special Lodging Packages are available starting at $69.99/single, $89.99/ double. Call the Mainstay Suites at 850-229-6246 for a reservation. The event is being supported by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council.Auction, tournament to bene t WWII museum

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, October 31, 2013 Tolearnhowyoucansupportour communitysuniversity,contact MaryBethLovingoodat(850)770-2108 ormblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. FLORIDASTATEUNIVERSITY PANAMACITYTHECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL SeeaTyndallFederalCreditUnionrepresentativeforcompletedetailsanddisclosures.DeferredpaymentoeravailableonautoloansopenedbetweenOctober7,2013andDecember31,2013. Allratesandoersaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.Membereligibilityrequired;aninitial$1non-refundablemembershipfeewillapply. 135AvenueG,Apalachicola,FL850-653-8853 WhatDoPatientsLike MostAboutWeems?VeryGenerous VeryPromptandCaring ThePersononPersonContact Fast,KindandVerySupportive StaffandDr.areSoKind CleanandCourteousIhighlyrecommendWeems... agreathospitalandgreatstaff! Special to The StarSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will host a seminar on Beat the Bug: Protect Your Patients and Family from the Flu at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 1 in the hospitals conference room. This topic is sponsored by the hospitals SeniorSpirit program. Led by Sarah Hutchison, registered nurse and hospital liaison for Covenant Hospice, the seminar will address common causes of the u and how to protect your patients and family members from getting sick. Sacred Heart Hospital requires u vaccinations or use of masks for all associates and volunteers. Additionally, Sacred Heart encourages all adults to consider u vaccinations for their family members. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends a u vaccine for everyone six months of age and older (instead of just certain groups, as was recommended before). But its especially important that those in higherrisk groups get vaccinated. Covenant Hospice is an approved provider for the Florida Board of Nursing; Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators; Alabama Board of Nursing and Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners. Covenant Hospice will offer CEUs at no charge for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators that are in attendance. Sacred Heart SENIORSpirit is a free program for persons 55-and-older. Benets include free screenings, seminars, special in-patient benets such as three free guest meal tickets per hospital stay, a monthly calendar of events detailing all SENIORSpirit events, a discounted prepaid lab coupon program, and a quarterly newsletter containing health and event information. By THE StT AFF At T MYGULFCARESpecial to The Star If you watch the news or read popular magazines you might notice conicting information about what constitutes a healthy diet. From low-fat to low-carb, from juice fasts to vegetarianism, its difcult to sort out fact from ction about how to eat for good health. Whether youre trying to lose weight or just establish a healthy lifestyle, keep this simple phrase in mind: Think quality, not quantity. While we are bombarded by warnings to watch calories and eat smaller portions, this advice is not as important as eat real food. Real food is the foundation of good health and an ideal weight. Real foods are those that are closest to their natural form: lean meats, poultry, sh, fruits and vegetables. When we purchase and prepare these foods, the calorie content becomes almost irrelevant. Ever met someone who got fat eating chicken breasts and broccoli? I thought not! Too much of the foods we eat today are convenience items that are commercially prepared and packaged and contain lots of unpronounceable ingredients and unhealthy amounts of fat, sugar and sodium. Even if you count and limit your calories while consuming these products, your diet will still not be as nutritious as a diet comprised primarily of real foods. Think about it this way, even if you limited your diet to 1200 calories (widely accepted as the lowest caloric intake for an adult female without medical supervision) but consumed only 1200 calories of French fries, doughnuts and sodas each day, your diet would be extremely poor, and chances are you wouldnt even lose weight. Instead, dont worry so much about calories but focus on eating whole, nutritious foods. Eating a diet comprised of real food is appropriate for everyone kids, adults, those looking to lose weight, people looking to lower blood pressure or cholesterol and those trying to maintain healthy blood sugars. As Hippocrates said, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. For questions about MyGULFCare or to nd out how this program can help you, call (850) 2271276 ext. 132. BEaA T THE BUGLearn how to protect your family from the u at Sacred Heart Healthy eating: Think quality, not quantity

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com It was an excuse to get all dressed up in costume. Over the weekend, the Centennial Building played host to the eighth annual Bow Wow Bash. The Saturday event welcomed friends of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society for their annual Halloween-themed fundraiser. The event was very successful, and we raised much needed funds, said Sandi Christy, president of the board of directors for the SJBHS. Last year, the event brought in close to $39,000 from 265 attendees, but Christy reported that this years 298 attendees raised more than $40,000. The nal numbers will be in once the SJBHS volunteers have taken a much deserved break. All proceeds will go directly toward keeping the lights on at the humane society. The facilitys daily operations are largely fueled by a volunteer staff that feed, walk and socialize with animals, clean cages, coordinate vet visits and provide animal transportation. In addition to ticket sales, funds were raised through the sale of more than 200 donated items through live and silent auctions. In addition to auction items that included arts and crafts, gift baskets with food and drink, and pet supplies, Mary Anne Conroy, the chef behind Gourmet Now, offered to serve dinner for 10 with wine and liquor provided by Les and Andrea Heard. The bidding closed at $1,600. More than $5,000 alone was raised through the sales of threeand four-night vacations to highend resorts in Aruba, Curacao and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The trips were organized through Brett Mizner, an executive with the travel website expedia.com. Id say that they were the best auctions we ever had, Christy said. Were extremely pleased with the support. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Any time is a good time to eat your vegetables. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin counties has begun a new initiative to promote healthy eating and will host food demonstrations twice a month at the Dollar General Market in Port St. Joe and the Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola. The demonstrations will run October through March of next year with the goal of helping local families adopt a more healthful diet and to increase fruit and vegetable consumption for proper nutrition. To kick start the efforts, the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin counties received a collaborative Closing the Gap grant to work with coordinated community partners to promote health education, healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention activities. The Closing the Gap grants focuses on reducing and ultimately eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. We wanted to develop a way to foster successful partnerships within our communities in order to improve the health of Gulf and Franklin County residents, said Marsha Lindeman, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin counties. As a result, county Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) were created by community partners with goals to reduce diabetes and increase the number of adults who are at a healthy weight. Participants will be asked to ll out a short health survey in return for a free food sample, healthy recipe of the day and educational materials that incorporate healthy food as a prevention/control bene t. We are very excited about this opportunity and collaborative effort with the Dollar Market in Port St. Joe and Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola, said Talitha Robinson, health educator consultant for Gulf and Franklin counties. All food prepared during the cooking demonstration can be purchased in the store. Our goal is to help highlight the affordable, healthy food options available and to encourage individuals and families to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in meals. Robinson has been working with Closing the Gap since July and spoke with managers at both stores to explain the goals of the program when it came to healthy eating. In March, Robinson made a lifestyle change that eliminated junk food and fried food from her diet, added more fruits and vegetables, and began walking three times a week. She said since the change, she dropped 64 pounds and has felt healthier than ever. Healthy eating is something that Im passionate about, Robinson said. It works. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, only one in four Americans eats the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet plus getting more exercise can reduce your risk of serious health problems like obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer. The next food demonstrations will take place at the Dollar General Market in Port St. Joe from 3-7 p.m. ET Nov. 19 and 21. At the Franklin County Piggly Wiggly, demos will be 3-7 p.m. ET Nov. 6 and 13. Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) Whats the term for an intense fear of Halloween? Nephophobia, Samhainophobia, Cibophobia, Wiccaphobia 2) Whose signs include a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle nger? Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie, Gargoyle 3) At the start of Mary Shelleys novel, where is Dr. Victor Frankenstein? Transylvania, Arctic, France, England 4) How many pounds was the largest pumpkin ever grown happening in 1996 New York? 149, 473, 702, 1061 5) In the original story whats the rst name of The Phantom of the Opera? Wilhelm, Ludwig, Bartholomew, Erik 6) Ideally for trick or treaters whats the safest bag color? White, Black, Orange, Red 7) Of these who was not born on a Halloween? Robin Williams, Vanilla Ice, Dan Rather, John Candy 8) The word witch comes from the Saxon word wicca which means? Older Lady, Wise One, Healer, Cook 9) Who celebrates Day of the Dead instead of Halloween? Mexico, Canada, Greece, England 10) Where does Halloween rank among Americas commercial holidays? 1, 2, 3, 4 11) When was the Count Dracula Society founded? 1921, 1943, 1954, 1962 12) Orange and which other are the of cial Halloween colors? Red, White, Black, Purple 13) Which horror creature is also known as a lycanthrope? Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man 14) The Flying Dutchman is said to haunt ships off the coast of? Africa, Asia, Europe, S. America ANSWERS 1) Samhainophobia. 2) Werewolf. 3) Arctic. 4) 1061. 5) Erik. 6) White. 7) Robin Williams. 8) Wise One. 9) Mexico. 10) 2. 11) 1962. 12) Black. 13) Wolf Man. 14) Africa. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Thursday, October 31, 2013Program honors nursing home residents, staff and community membersThe Bridge at Bay St. Joe will host a Hall of Fame Caf celebration this week to honor residents at the local nursing home. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 1, at 220 Ninth St. The purpose of the Hall of Fame program is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and experiences of the centers residents. Employees, volunteers and community members also are honored for their contributions to the home and society as a whole. This years honorees for The Bridge at Bay St. Joe are: Louie Jefferson Little Jr.: Louie is a member of the Ministerial Association and makes himself available to ll-in for the facilitys chaplain. Ruth Schoellles: Ruth found shelter for the needy during her years with the Housing Authority. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe is one of 87 locations operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE. Launched in 2003, the Hall of Fame event is hosted annually by each Signature home at different times throughout the year. This year, Signature has taken a different approach by having each center host its Hall of Fame ceremony on the same day, creating a synchronized, companywide event. Our residents have given so much to their hometowns and our nation, and these contributions deserve to be celebrated, said Signature president and CEO Joe Steier. The Hall of Fame Caf induction ceremonies are a small way for us to say thanks. For more information about the event, call 229-8244. For more about The Bridge at Bay St. Joe, visit http://bridgeatbaystjoe. com/. For more about Signature HealthCARE, visit LTCRevolution.com. The Bridge at Bay St. Joe to host Hall of Fame ceremony SPECIAL TO THE STARHealth Educator Consultant Talitha Robinson spent the day at the Dollar General Market and prepared food for guests that encouraged healthy eating. Department touts healthy eating with food demos PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER AT THE STAR AND DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COMHaunting dcor welcomed visitors from the moment they entered the building. Chills for a causeBow Wow Bash raises more than $40,000 for St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietySee CHILLS B6

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B2 | The Star Thursday, October 31, 2013 MeetJAY,acute,1yr.oldmalelab,withagreat temperament.Heisveryfriendlyandgetsalongwellwith otherdogs.Helovesplayingwithhissqueakytoysandis eagertoplease.JaywasrecentlychosenfortheDAWGS inPrisonprogram,http://www.dawgsinprison.com Allofthedogsselectedforthisprogramgothrough anintense8-weektrainingsessionandlivewiththeir trainers,handlersandcaretakersinadormitorystyle workcamp.Allofthesedogshavehadanextensive temperamenttestandgetalongwellwithotherdogs andpeople.Theyareavailableforadoptionnowandcangohomeaftergraduationon October16.Thedogsareallcratetrained,housetrained,andbasicobediencetrained. Theycanbeexpectedtosit,stay,recall,down,heel,andrespondtonoandleaveit.The dogsarealsowelltrainedonaleash. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime,perhapsyoucouldfosterormakea Donation.AllpetsadoptedfromSJBHSwillbecurrentonvaccinationsand spayed/neutered.Pleasedonothesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@gmail. comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcalltheSt.JosephBayHumaneSocietyat 850-227-1103andaskforMelodyorDebbie!Applicationsareavailableatwww. sjbhumanesociety.orgWerequireallpotentialadopterstocompleteanapplication form.Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations. OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm! Faith'sThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectlyto supporttheanimalsinourcare!ThehoursforthestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10 am-3pm.Volunteersarealwayswelcomeatbothourstoreandourshelter!Ourstore andshelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPortSt.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon!Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSocietywww.sjbhumanesociety.org 4514866forONLY$15perweek $60permonth CallToday 227.7847SeeYourBusinessNameandInfoHere WEHAVEMOVEDTO: 327REIDAVE (CORNEROF4THSt&REIDAVE.) 850-227-3472 HOURS MONDAYTOWEDNESDAY8AMTO6PM THURSDAYTOSATURDAY8AMTO8PM SUNDAY11AMTO6PM *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL Society Engagement AnniversaryStar Staff ReportPort St. Joe native Nichole Wilder attended the 2013 State Convention of the Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. There she was awarded the Peter Everett Honor, FAHPERDs most prestigious award. This honor is bestowed in recognition of outstanding professional contributions to its professions. It is normally awarded to a long-term FAHPERD member who served at several levels of the organization. Meritorious service and distinctive leadership are two important criteria for consideration for this award. She is currently serving as the Florida Department of Educations Assistant Director of the Ofce of Healthy Schools, Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction. Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients who love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and older. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above can call Debbie at 229-8466. Bert and Jo Munn of Port St. Joe recently celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary with a trip to the Georgia Mountains. The couple was married at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., on Oct. 26, 1963. The Munns have three children; two sons, Tim Munn of Port St. Joe and Bret Munn of Pine Bluff and a daughter, Jennifer Tidwell, of Camden, Ark. Additionally, they have two grandchildren, Josh and Erin Golden of Camden. Bert retired from International Paper Co. in 1995. Jo retired the same year from the ofce of J.C. Penny. In 2000, the Munns built a home in St. Joe Beach, moving from Pine Bluff. The Munns are active members of St. James Episcopal ChurchSpecial to The StarDo you love the garden and Christmas? Combine both on Nov. 16 at the Garden Club Center for Christmas in The Garden. The address is 216 Eighth St., and the time is 1-3 p.m. ET. As a special guest, David Goodson from Bayside Florist will present a program all about making your holiday centerpiece. All kinds of holiday goodies will be served, so you can start your Thanksgiving and Christmas munching early. Tickets are $10 and are available from any Garden Club member, or you can call Betty Lewis at 229-6005. As more news, the Garden Club met for the regular meeting on Oct. 10 with decorations and center pieces with a fall theme. Hostesses Elaine Jackson and Lynda Bordelon treated all attendees with soup and sandwiches. The outstanding program was presented by David Goodson from the Bayside Florist. He demonstrated all the details for making a burlap fall wreath. We welcome anyone interested in joining the club or just wanting to visit a meeting. Mr. and Mrs. George and Hilda Duren are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Anna Duren to Ron Reid, son of Mr. Robert Reid of Micronesia and Mrs. Mary Reid Petty of Pensacola, Fla. Anna graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1999 and is a 2003 graduate of Stetson University with a Bachelors degree in Finance. She currently works in her familys business in Port St. Joe as well as a new retail venture in Tallahassee, Fla. Annas maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Paulk of Ambrose, Georgia. Her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Duren of Port St. Joe. Ron graduated from Omaha High School in 1998 and graduated from William Woods University in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. He then attended Troy University where he earned his Masters degree. Ron has been the administrator at The Bridge at Bay St. Joe for the last ve years. Rons maternal grandparents are Mrs. Pat Silewski and the late Mr. Chet Silewski of Grafton, North Dakota. His paternal grandparents are Judge Clarence Reid and the late Marian Pierce. The wedding will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe at 5 p.m. ET sharp on Nov. 9, 2013. All friends and family of the bride and groom are invited. BirthdayMommy and Daddy would like to welcome Bladen James to the Spooky Twos as of 0ct.31, 2013! We love you!!Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is proud to host the fourth annual Christmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament Dec. 13-14. The Bazaar will be both days, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Dec. 14. Come by and do all your Christmas shopping in one place. Sale items include all handmade jewelry, watercolor and oil paintings, pottery, glass items, handstitched items, quilts, specialty breads, jams and jellies, hand-dyed clothing, notes cards, holiday decorations and much more. Again this year we will have fresh produce vendors from the Farmers Market. The vendors table fees will go to the Children Christmas Wishes program by the Gulf County Sheriffs Department. The Golf Club will be the drop off sight for new toys and money donations to help the Christmas Wishes be a success. The Jingle Bell Golf Tournament will start at noon EST Dec. 14. The tournament format and cost will be announced soon. For more information or to register for the tournament, call 227-1751. For more information on the Bazaar, or to reserve a space for your table, call Barb Van Treese at 227-9837 or call the Golf Club. Senior Citizens needs your help PSJ Garden Club NewsChristmas Bazaar and Jingle Bell Golf Tournament Wilder honored for professional excellenceNICHOLE WILDER Munn AnniversaryAnna Duren, Ron Reid to be married Welcome to the Spooky Twos Star Staff ReportThe Gulf Amateur Radio Society will sponsor amateur radio license exams at 10 a.m. ET Nov. 9 at the county EOC building in Port St. Joe, behind the Robert Moore Annex. Get your license and get on the air or upgrade a present license. For registration or assistance, call C.H. Tillis, AJ4XJ at 648-8251. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society meets at 7 p.m. ET rst Thursdays at the EOC building. Visitors are welcome.Amateur radio license exams offered Nov. 9

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BACK ROW: Zacarius Hudgins, Ashton McGlamery, Justice Bareld, Henry Balogh, Lexi FountainStar Staff ReportHonored at a ceremony at Wewahitchka Elementary School by Principal Debbie Baxley, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and School Board members Danny Little and George Cox were Seth Clary and Katie Shealy. Clary and Shealy were recognized by Gov. Rick Scott for their perfect scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test during the 2012-2013 school year. Seth is currently a fth-grader at WES and scored perfect on FCAT math. Katie is currently a fourth-grader at WES and scored perfect on FCAT reading. Congratulations Seth and Katie!SS PECIAL TO TT HE SS TARThe Bridges Class at Wewahitchka Elementary School and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School recenjtly enjoyed the Bay County Fair. Thanks to Jason Miller at Miller Heating and A/C for sponsoring the trip.Special to The StarFaith Christian was founded 40 years ago by a group of people with a heart for Christian Education. These visionaries had a passion for evangelizing and disciplining young children. They believed that if they instilled Gods promises and precepts in these young hearts and minds every day that these children would grow up to be mighty men and women of God. They were right and they are still right. Faith Christian School would like to pay tribute to one of these visionaries, a mighty woman of Christ, Mrs. Jaclyn Quarles. Miss Jackies passion was not only Christian Education; she also had a deep desire that any child should have the opportunity to attend FCS. To honor her memory, Faith Christian School has instituted The Jacquelyn Quarles Memorial Scholarship Fund. Anyone who would like to donate to this memorial fund can call the ofce at 229-6707, or send donations to Faith Christian School at 801 20th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All donations are greatly appreciated. The Lions Tale Special to The StarTT IGER S S HARK FOOTb B ALL: Congratulations to our JV gridders who completed their undefeated season last Thursday. See the Varsity continue district play in their last home game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 1. GO Sharks J UNIOR C C LASS N N EWS: Dont forget to visit the Junior Concession Stand during the last regular season home game this Friday. All proceeds go towards the PSJHS Jr./Sr. Prom in April. Members of the PSJHS Junior class can pre-order Class of 2015 shirts for $13 each beginning next Monday, Nov. 4, and ending the following Monday, Nov. 11. The shirt sell will be held before school and during 2nd lunch. You can speak to one of the Jr. Class Ofcers or Mrs. Cummings if you have any questions.PS P S J FELLOWSHIP Of F C C HRISTIAN A A THLETES: FCA will hold their monthly Huddles on Nov. 14 during both lunches. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet for a time of devotion and encouragement. The Huddles are open to all students (you dont have to be involved in a sport to attend!).P P O RT S S T JOE S S OCCER: The Boys season kicks off with a Jamboree at home on Saturday, Nov. 2. GO SHARKS V ETERANS D D AY P P ROGRAM: Port St Joe Junior-Senior High will once again host local Veterans at a celebration at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 11 in the schools gym. All Veterans and are cordially invited to attend this inspirational event where we celebrate the lives of those who protect our freedom. B OYS BASKETb B ALL: Tryouts and practice for boys basketball began on Oct. 28. You must have current physical, release, heat/ concussion forms on le with the coach prior to participating. These are FHSAA Forms EL2, EL3, & EL3CH and can printed from our Locker located on any of our sports pages.NHS N HS H H OLD S S UCCESSf F UL BLOOD D D RIv V E: The gift of life was given by many during the NHS sponsored Blood Drive held on Monday, Oct. 25. Congratulations to all who volunteered to donate to this most important lifesaving program. WWEWAHITCHKA BRIDGES CLASSES ENjJOY THE fF AIR JACLYN QUARLES School NewsWESWES students receive GGovernors AA ward for perfect FCAT CAT scores

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The program, Is Church Obsolete: Has God Left the Building? explores emerging trends that point to the church losing membership and eroding in in uence. The fastest growing religious group is the group of people who dont associate with any speci c religious tradition, said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Well consider what might be behind that trend and whether the trend represents a problem or an opportunity. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net.Relevance of the church explored at Lifetree CafIs your life built on the solid Rock, or is it on shifting sand? Are you being led by Satan, or holding to the Masters hand? Are you live a lie and only professing, or are you living the truth and really possessing? Some play with religion, just talking the talk, others practice religion by walking the walk. If you want to go to heaven please dont play, just practice your religion each and every day. You might know more about the Bible, than most folks do. But from what I understand, its not what you know, but who. So give your heart to Jesus, let Him have control today. Because the Bible plainly says, there is no other way. Billy JohnsonWhere do you stand?Special to The StarHighland View Baptist Church and Highland View Church of God will hold their annual community fall festival from 3-5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the corner of Cobia and Ling Streets. There will be good and fun times for all ages. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Josh Fidler at 247-8791.Highland View community fall festival Saturday Special to The StarSt. Johns Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka will hold its Annual Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT Nov. 9. Features include a homemade turkey-anddressing dinner for only $7 (dine in or carry out); $100 VISA card tickets for $1 each; vintage and new jewelry; and, of course, the yearly favorites bake sale, craft sale and huge yard sale. The church is located about six miles north of Wewahitchka at 4060 N. State 71. Proceeds are going toward scholarships for needy students. Please come out lend us your support!St. Johns annual BazaarNew Bethel A.M.E. Church on the corner of Avenue C and Highway 98 will hold a yard sale at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 2. Stop by to pick up all kinds of great items!New Bethel Yard SaleRhoda Tillett Hieber 84, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Panama City, Fla. Rhoda was born in Long Island, New York and as a child moved to North Carolina. As a young adult she moved to Miami, Fla. and met her rst husband, Gus Hanson. Then in 1970 she moved to Port St. Joe where she spent the rest of her life. Rhoda was an avid reader and animal lover. Rhoda was preceded in death by her mother Edna Koger, father Mack Tillett, Sr., rst husband Gus Hanson, second husband George Hieber, brother Mack Tillett, Jr., sister Edna Evans and sons, infant baby Hanson, Bill Hanson and Fred Hieber. She is survived by her sister Pasty Tillett, son George Hieber, Jr., grandson Brett Hanson and his wife Carla Hanson and greatgrandson Chase Hanson. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. E.D.T. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 in Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Tom Tillery. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the St. Joe Bay Humane Society, 1007 Tenth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.Rhoda Tillett Hieber RHODA TILLET HIEBERNorman Francis Allemore Jr., 79, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Norman F. and Anna Belle Allemore Sr. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a resident of Port St. Joe since 1936 and was a retired foreman for St. Joe Paper Company. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jane Carol Allen. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Vickers Allemore; brothers-in-law, Ferrel O. Allen, Jr., Jim Vickers (Patsy), Archie Vickers (Harriett); nieces, Julie Thompson (Billy), Fran Lucas (Mark), Laura Vickers and Dawn Vickers; nephews, Steve Allen (Debbie), Bill Allen (Judy), John Vickers (Lorraine), and David Vickers; cousins, Jimmy Ory and Floyd Hosmer (Katherine). Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Holly Hill Cemetery. The Rev. David Fernandez will be of ciating. In lieu of owers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity in memory of Norman Francis Allemore Jr. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 785-5272Norman Francis Allemore, Jr.Mr. Smiley Lynn Squibb Shackleford, 56, of Upper Marlboro, Md., passed away on Oct. 24 at Prince George Hospital in Hyattsville, Md. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 8 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church at 7707 Allentown Rd., in Fort Washington, Md. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. ET Nov. 12, in the Cheltenham Veteran Cemetery located in Cheltenham, Md., with full military rights. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Services at 6500 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs, MD., 20748 and can be reached at 301-449-0400. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www. stricklandfuneralservices. com.Smiley Lynn Shackleford SMILEY LYNN SHACKLEFORD Obituaries

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, October 31, 2013 Special to The StarDo memories of holidays conjure up images of an idyllic painting or a nightmare wrapped in social demands, to-do lists, overeating, and guilt? Expectations and the pressure to create the perfect holiday turn the season of goodwill into a marathon of survival. Have you considered a lighter, more exible, holiday with an attitude that can go the distance from Thanksgiving to New Years Day with your health and sanity intact? This holiday season give special foods and gifts a magical touch. Holiday Survival, a program sponsored by the UF/ IFAS Extension Gulf County ofce will show you how to make the holidays extraspecial using a pinch of spirited imagination and a dash of creative ideas. Fill your kitchen with holiday cheer using a selection of shopping tips and healthy, creative holiday dishes. Do It Yourself (DIY) gifts are a great way to personalize holiday gifts, you will learn to make gifts that will be cherished and enjoyed by all. And, plan to learn some ideas to creatively address the stressors of the season. Come join us for a funlled evening of guiltless holiday cooking, DIY holiday gifts, and de-stressing strategies. The Holiday Survival program will be held from 68 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Gulf County Extension ofce, 232 E. Lake Ave, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (Old Health Department). Cost for the program will be $12, which covers taste testing samples, DIY gift items, and handouts. Because of limited seating, pre-register no later than Nov. 12 by calling the UF/IFAS Gulf County Extension ofce at 639-3200. Preregistration is necessary to make sure enough supplies, etc. are provided. Space is limited. First registered, rst served. We all know that moles live in holes, or burrows, to be more accurate. But, how much do you know about these tenacious tunnelers? If you notice a maze of rounded ridges extending across your landscape, chances are a mole has decided to take up residence. My information on mole was provided by IFAS Emeritus Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert J. Black. The eastern mole, (Scalopus Aquaticus) occurs throughout Florida. Moles are not rodents but belong to mammalian order insectivora. Insectivora means insect eaters, and this group includes moles, shrews, and hedge hogs. The most notable aspect of the mole is its large, powerful front feet, designed for pushing soil out of its way. Moles live so completely underground that they are seldom seen. The mole is relatively small measuring about ve or six inches from the tip of its long exible nose to the end of its short tail. Its body is covered with brownish plush-like fur. Having no external eyes or ears, the mole apparently is guided by sensations of touch and smell. A mole moves through the soil with a breast stroke action, reaching ahead and pulling the earth back and to the sides. This action also forces the surface soil upward; make the familiar ridges that trace its progress. If you observe a large number of burrows in your lawn or garden, its natural to assume that many moles are present. Actually, a single mole could be responsible. The mole is a very active animal. It requires a large amount of food, often consuming an amount equal to its body weight in a single day. Moles often are blamed for eating root crops, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and peanuts. However, the real culprits usually are pocket gophers, cotton rats, or mice. Earthworms and insects constitute the bulk of a moles diet. If the moles menu were the only consideration, it undoubtedly would be considered a benecial animal, because it eats many harmful pests. Unfortunately in searching for food, moles damage lawns and gardens by uprooting small plants, breaking the roots of others, and loosening the soil around larger plants, causing them to suffer a severe lack of moisture. Trapping, which is the most satisfactory method of mole control, requires some care and planning. If any portion of a trap is exposed in a moles runway, the mole will detect it and back away. On the other hand, moles are not disturbed by soil blocking their runways. Burying your trap in a runway completely surrounding it with soil is the key to successful trapping. Trap placement is also important. Many burrows made during the search for food, are never used again. To nd a burrow that is consistently traveled, cave in short sections of all visible runways, and check each day to see which ones the mole reopens. After repeating this process for two or three days, you should be ready to set traps. Be sure to carefully follow all of the manufacturers directions for trap use. If a trap fails to produce within two days, it probably means the mole has change its habits or the runway may have been disturbed too much, or the trap may have been set improperly. In any case, a nonproductive trap should be moved to a new location after a reasonable wait. You may hear about other methods of mole control such as, poison baits, gas, and ooding. Unfortunately, these are not effective. Your best bet is trapping. For more information on mole control contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200. Star Staff ReportThe University of Florida and its Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences is sponsoring the third annual Beekeepers Field Day and Trade Show on Saturday at the Washington County Extension Ofce. The ofce is at 1424 Jackson Ave. in Chipley. The Field Day and Trade Show are part of the 2013 Florida State Beekeepers Association meeting in Chipley. The trade show provides educational opportunities through hands-on activities and interaction with expert beekeepers. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. CT with registration. Classes will include Splitting Beehives, Whats the Buzz about Honey and Products of the Hive. There will also be a smoker lighting competition, door prizes and lunch will be served beginning at 12:15 p.m. CT. Registration is $15 per four people and $10 for each additional family member; the registration fee includes refreshments and lunch. Those interested in attending should call the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 639-3200 to register no later than Oct. 25. Early registration is encouraged so organizers know how much food to prepare.Girls Night Out: Holiday SurvivalBeekeepers eld day and trade show this SaturdayMole control in the landscape RoOY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director Special to The StarUSDA-NRCS has announced Nov. 15 is the end of the 2014 program batching period. Applications received after this date will be held for the 2015 signup period. EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) and WHIP (Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program) are our most popular programs. A combination of forestry practices such as site preparation, tree planting (longleaf, slash, & loblolly), brush management, prescribed burning, & rebreaks can be funded through our programs. Forest land must be clear cut by Nov. 15 to be eligible for the 2014 signup. Pasture and grazing practices are funded through EQIP to improve forage and water quality. Cropland (row crop) practices are funded through EQIP to reduce soil erosion & improve water quality. EQIP and WHIP are not grant programs. Incentive payments are paid by NRCS to clients who meet program eligibility and have been awarded a contract. To nd out more about these programs, contact Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at the USDA-NRCS ofce in Blountstown, FL (17413 NW Leonard Street), or call us at (850)674-8271 ext. 3. 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This year Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe, and Franklin County will come together for one amazing night to celebrate, remember and ght back at the Relay For Life of the Forgotten Coast. The event will take place at 7 p.m. ET April 11 at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High Schools Shark Stadium. The Relay will be 12 hours versus the previous 24-hour event. The American Cancer Society is seeking area volunteers walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference to join their Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast. Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The events are held overnight to honor and mirror a cancer patients journey through treatment. To learn more about the Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast and how to volunteer, to sign up your team or attend the next Team Party, contact Kaci Rhodes at 348-7798 or kaci4005@ hotmail.com or Doris Carmichael at 229-243-4449 or Doris.Carmichael@shhpens.org. Relay for Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, said Kelli Jackson, Relay committee member. Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let the Forgotten Coast know that cancer can be defeated. Funds raised at Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast help the American Cancer Society to affect the lives of those touched by cancer within the community. Special to The StarThe Florida Department of Health in Gulf County (DOH-Gulf) recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and reminds women to take charge of their health by getting regular mammograms. Oftentimes, in the beginning stages of breast cancer, lumps are too small to feel; signs and symptoms are not always present. A mammogram is often the best procedure for detecting breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. Women should talk to a licensed health care provider about when to get a mammogram and how often. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County encourages women to take charge of their health by scheduling regular mammograms, said Marsha Lindeman, DOHGulf administrator. We offer screenings to uninsured women of low income who qualify through our Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Early protection is the best protection. The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides patient education and cancer prevention by mammograms and cervical cancer screens for uninsured women between the ages of 50-64 based on nancial eligibility. The goal is to decrease death and morbidities from breast and cervical cancer. Medicaid assistance is available for patients diagnosed with cancer. Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer, although it is not very common. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that nationally, 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancerm and 410 will die annually, said Doloras Conroy, DOH-Gulf nurse practitioner. For more information about the DOH Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, call 2271276. For more information about breast cancer in men, visit www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ malebreast/patient. For general information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, visit www. cancer.gov/, www.cdc.gov/ or http://fcds.med.miami. edu/. The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.Relay for Life seeks volunteersHealth Department celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month Each year, Wylie Petty and the staff of the El Governor Motel volunteer their time to decorate the Centennial Building for the Bash. Haunting orange lights shone on the exterior, while inside, skulls, giant spiders and eerie candles decorated tables as far as the eye could see. Between bids, awards were given for best male, female and couples costume, and the room provided was packed with an array of colorful characters that included Elvis Presley, a pair of Oompa Loompas, pirates, witches, ghosts, ghouls and the ever-elusive Waldo. Amid the crowd, an eagle-eyed attendee could spot Christy celebrating the festivities dressed as a golden retriever. Christy extended a thank you to everyone who attended the event from Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and those who traveled into town to show support. We couldnt do it without our volunteers and the community, Christy said. Were going to save a lot of lives. PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarSandi Christy, president of the board of directors for the SJBHS, serves the king at the Bow Wow Bash.DEBBIE HH OOp P ER AT JOEBAY.COMGroup costumes included the casts of the Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Mary Poppins. CHILLS from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 31, 2013 The Star | B7 92916S THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012CA-000003 DIVISION: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs JACOB RICHARDS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 17, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2012-CA-000003 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jacob Richards, Capital City Bank, Michelle Richards, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK F, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1995 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER GAFLR39A01949VH AND TITLE NUMBER 0067967502 A/K/A 2481 PARKER AVE, PORT ST JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 21st day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servelaw@ albertellilaw.com File No. KB-11-92633 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Oct 31, Nov 7, 2013 92834S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA -000597 CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff; vs. JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT K. PITTS A/K/A KEVIN PITTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000597, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER LEE CALVARESE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT K. PITTS A/K/A KEVIN PITTS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5Th STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 14th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, OF BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 16th day of October, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 08-67523 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ clegalgroup.com October 24, 31, 2013 92962S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011CA-000210 DIVISION: SENIOR JUDGE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, CHARLOTTE ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE M. ODOM A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONIREA ODOM, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated, October 18, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA-000210 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Charlotte Odom a/k/a Charlotte M. Odom a/k/a Charlotte Monirea Odom, deceased, Angel Monirea Sewell f/k/a Angel Monirea Thomas f/k/a Angel M. Thomas f/k/a Angel M. Earp, as an Heir of the Estate of Charlotte Odom a/k/a Charlotte M. Odom a/k/a Charlotte Monirea Odom, deceased, Kerry Monirea Odom a/k/a Kerry M. Odom a/k/a Kerry Odom a/k/a Kerry A. Odom, as an Heir of the Estate of Charlotte Odom a/k/a Charlotte M. Odom a/k/a Charlotte Monirea Odom, deceased, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE WEST 60 FEET OF LOT 3 AND THE EAST 8 FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 6, C.L. MORGANS ADDITION TO WEWAHITCHKA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2004 FLEETWOOD OAK KNOLL 28 X 52 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFL334A766710K31 AND GAFL334B766710K31, WHICH PERMANENTLY AFIXED AND LOCATED ON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. A/K/A 127 JM GRIFFIN DRIVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 25th day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 Fax eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com File No. KB -11-74953 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Oct 31, Nov 7, 2013 92964S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2012-CA000230 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SHANNON D. WHITFIELD; GARY A. WHITFIELD; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2012CA-000230, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and SHANNON D. WHITFIELD; GARY A. WHITFIELD; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6 BLOCK C COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1130.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 EAST FOR 163.73 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST FOR 254.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 58 WEST FOR 191.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 WEST FOR 354.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. ALSO BEING KNOWN AS LOT 6, BLOCK C, OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF STONEMILL CREEK ESTATES. TOGETHER WITH A 1989 FLEETWOOD EAGLE TRACE MANUFACTURED HOME VIN #GAFLK35A01708ET & GAFLK35B01708ET; TITLE NUMBERS 47602846 & 47598114 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this as 25th day of October, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate, in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired please call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 12-00932 BOA Oct 31, Nov 7, 2013 95823S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 100 Application No. 2013-38 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00517-002R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NW. Corner of Original Government Lot 4, Section 16, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, and extend a line southerly along the western boundary of said Lot 4, for 420.3 feet; then turn 64 Degrees 21 Minutes left for 793.36 feet; then turn 67 Degrees 28 Minutes right for 542.23 feet, thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 35 feet; thence turn South 310 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From this POINT OF BEGINNING, continue the line last above described for 75 feet; thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 125 feet; thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 75 feet; thence turn 90 Degrees 00 Minutes left for 125 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: John Whitehurse & Lori Adams (dec) All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95821S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1381 Application No. 2013-39 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05793-000R Description of Property: Lot Ten (10), Block 1006, according to the Official map of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, as the same appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Being same property filed for record in Gulf County, October, 1959, 1:42 P.M. in Deed Book No. 36, Page No. 179, in Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Billy Charles Quinn All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95993S IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 23-2012-CA-000154 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JON H. PIPPEN A/K/A JON HOWARD PIPPEN, DONNA L. PIPPEN A/K/A DONNA LYNN PIPPEN A/K/A DONNA LYNN LANIER AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: LOT 3, AND THE SOUTH 10.00 FEET OF LOT 2 AND THE NORTH 10.00 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 2 OF BRITTS SUBDIVISION, UNIT 1, WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA. AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 550 LAKE ALICE PARK DR, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held in front lobby of courthouse, on November 14, 2013 at 11:00 am ET. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of he us pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk October 24, 31, 2013 95825S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1319 Application No. 2013-37 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05015-003R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 45, of Re-subdivision of Block 45, in Unit Number Three of Saint Josephs Addition of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Plat as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 34, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: C Q Developments, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 95827S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Florida Tax Lien Assets IV, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1514 Application No. 2013-36 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06319-060R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block C, Marnies Island Preserve, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 22 and 23, and as amended in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Winston Williams All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 13th day of November, 2013. Dated this 8th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 96031S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000281 SEC.:__________ CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON A/K/A HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: THE ESTATE OF HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON A/K/A HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: UNKNOWN UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING AN INTEREST UNDER HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON AKA HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, DECEASED ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: UNKNOWN Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in GULF County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT ELEVEN (11), BLOCK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (121), OF UNIT NO. NINE (9), ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1908 CYPRESS AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 302A, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before October 14, 2013 and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 3rd day of October, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@judl4.fl courts.org. October 24, 31, 2013 96055S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000508 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. VANCE MCGOUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Vance McGough, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 14th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT A ST. JOSEPH PAPER CO. CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 FOR 298.14 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 138.0 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN N 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS W FOR 210.0 FEET; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W FOR 262.0 FEET; THENCE S 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS E FOR 210.0 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 222.40 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 28 SECONDS E FOR 666.74 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 35 SECONDS E FOR 587.44 FEET, SAID POINT BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS W FOR 438.02 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 6.98 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 6.18 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LESS ONE ACRE DEEDED TO GRADY FRANKLIN. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME ATTACHED TO AND MADE AN APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBER 0110682122607A AND 0110682122607B. A/K/A 901 COUNTY ROAD 381A, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-5756 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 16th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. 0. 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Additional functions include; holding oce hours for students, attending orientation sessions, professional development sessions, submitting all required documentation by published deadlines, and submitting grades via Lighthouse by deadlines. Minimum Qualications: Masters Degree with at least 18 graduate level semester credit hours in Psychology. Experience in Developmental Psychology strongly desired. Open till lled. Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@gulfcoast.edu at GCSC Human Resources 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment. GCSC Equity Ofcer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.872.3866 1119142 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS (2 POSITIONS):The primary purpose is to instruct college-level and pre-college level mathematics and statistics courses as well as advising students. Additional duties of faculty position may apply. Minimum Qualications: A Masters Degree is required with 18 graduate semester hours in Mathematics or Statistics. Open till lled. Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@gulfcoast.edu at GCSC Human Resources 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment GCSC Equity Ofcer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.872.3866 1119137 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGYThis position is required to teach courses in biological science, serve as course manager for several biology courses, to advise students seeking careers in health related areas, manage adjuncts teaching dierent biology courses and work on assigned committees. Minimum Qualications: Masters Degree with at least 18 graduate level semester credit hours in Biological Sciences. Open till lled. 1st review date February 1st 2014. Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@ gulfcoast.eduat GCSC Human Resources 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any federally protected class in its programs, activities or employment. GCSC Equity Ocer 850-872-3866 GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.872.3866 1119158 1118952 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:SHIPFITTERS FLUXCORE WELDERS PIPE WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS PIPEFITTERS Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace SalesSales RepsHalifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience.Territories Available In: Panama City Chipley Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business Conducting our solutions based approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. Reviewing the days successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience Bachelors degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEOs Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. 96165S IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-173-CC DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff vs. ABDEL RAOUF ARAFA, and JULIA ARAFA 2108 West 33rd Street Panama City, FL 32405 Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 22, 2013, and entered in Civil Case No. 11-173CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS CONDOMINIUM, INC is the Plaintiff and ABDEL RAOUF ARAFA, and JULIA ARAFA are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 21st day of November, 2013, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Unit 17, of the Dunes Club of Cape San Blas together with an undivided Interest in the common elements per Declaration of Condominium as Recorded in Official Record Book 303, Page 283, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 24th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: Wyvonne Pickett Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 2013 96143S PUBLIC NOTICE Gulf County HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM. Gulf County has been chosen to receive $4,877 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, The United Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of representatives from (Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Gulf County Board of County Commission, a homeless or formerly homeless representative, and other appointed committee members) will determine how the funds awarded to Gulf County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, 6) must have a DUNS number, 7) must not be debarred from receiving Federal funding, and 8) must provide an annual audit and a budget for how the funds will be spent. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Gulf County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Gulf County Senior Citizens. This agency was responsible for providing over 6,157 meals and 0 nights of lodging. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Stephanie Richardson, Emergency Operations Center 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Bldg. 500, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456, or call 229-9110 for an application. The applications and Phase 30 manual with the Phase 31 addendum can be picked up in the Gulf County EOC and there are strict guidelines for qualifying agencies and how these funds can be distributed. The deadline for applications to be received is November 12, 2013. October 31, 2013 96167S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 946 Application No. 2013-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03324-295R Description of Property: Lot 19, Tremont Estates, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 29 & 30, of Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Stephanie M & Charles A Davis All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96169S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1368 Application No. 2013-43 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05694-000R Description of Property: Lot Twenty-Two (22), in Block One Thousand, One (1001), City of Port St, Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Lena Dukes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96171S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1380 Application No. 2013-42 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05792-000R Description of Property: Lot Nine (9), in Block One Thousand, Six (1006), City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Denise Hall All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96173S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 658 Application No. 2013-41 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02633-001R Description of Property: BEGIN at the Point of Intersection of the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, and the South boundary line of Land Drive for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run Easterly along the South boundary line of said Land Drive for 320 feet, more or less, to the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence run South to the Northeast Corner of Lot Owned by Franklin D. Ward and wife, Hazel J. Ward, as recorded in Official Records Book 76, Page 509, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence run West to the East Boundary line of State Road No. 71; thence run Northerly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. NOTE: The Legal Description shown in Tax Assessment is in error. The lands shown are completely different, but shows the Book and Page of said Deed taken from. The above lands are the lands shown for the Drawing Plat on said Assessment. Name in which assessed: Little River Camp, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 ADOPTION: Affectionate Financially Secure College Sweethearts await your baby. Carolyn & Chris 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 We are so very Blessed and thankful for the St. Joeseph on the Bay Hospital to be in our area. I have been back in this area only a few months. I have had to use their ER twice, never have I been treated w/ more kindness, respect and proffessional care. Thank you St. Joeseph Doctors, and Nurses, and lets not forget the vulonteers, they do such a beautiful job! Milli McCurdy, St. Joe Beach. Cue FurnitureStart your Christmas layaway now! Pickup as late as December 23rd. New mattresses: Twin sets, $99; Full sets, $139; Queen sets, $199. Quality used furniture. 1425 Hwy 71 S. Wewa. 850-639-2343 Text FL68236 to 56654 Port St. Joe 1612 Monument Ave. Fri & Sat 11/1 & 11/2 (Fri: 8:30am-?, Sat: 8am-11am)Multi-Family Yard SaleText FL70612 to 56654 Port St. Joe 1205 Constitution Dr (Hwy 98) Sat., Nov. 2nd, 8am -UntilMulti Family Yard SaleToo much to list! Text FL70607 to 56654 Port St. Joe: 2005 Long Ave. Sat, Nov 2nd 8am-4pmGarage SaleLots of decorative items, kids clothes & exercise bike. Text FL70434 to 56654 Port St. Joe: 603 16th St.Fri evening, Nov 1 8pm-? Sat, Nov 2nd 8am-?Multi-Family Yard SaleEverything Must Go!DVDs, video game console, jewelry, clothes, shoes, Barbie & Hotwheels, kitchen items, linens, books, formal dresses, etc. Text FL70561 to 56654 Admin/ClericalJOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position:Police Department Part Time Administrative AssistantPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website: cityofportstjoe.com If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on November 8, 2013. Beginning salary is $10 per hour and does not include benefits. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34269815 Text FL69815 to 56654 Part Time Nursery AssistantFUMC is seeking a PT Nursery Assistant to care for children ages 0-5 during Sunday School, Sunday Worship Services and other church events as required. Please submit a resume, contact information, at least 2 references and a cover letter to: fumcp sj@gtcom.net Attention Nursery Position. Or P.O. Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL32547. Attn: Bobbi Lassiter. Web ID#: 34268269 Text FL68269 to 56654 Mexico Beach 2 Story duplex, bottom unit avail. 1/2 block off beach. Comp furn, 2br/1ba, $900/mo., util incl. 1st & last, min. 6 mo lease, small pets ok. (229) 322-5652. Needs Sm Apartment I am looking for a small apartment, wheelchair Accessible. 227-9496 Text FL69842 to 56654 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath. Florida room in back Large yard. 3 blocks to the beach. 339 Selma St. $700 month. First/Last/ Security Deposit. 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